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Irish Simmental Cattle Society

Year Book 2012


Irish Simmental Cattle Society

Year Book 2012

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Contents 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12-13 14-15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30-35 36 37 38-47 48-51 52-53 54 55 56-65 63 66 67 68-69

Council Members 2012 Presidents Address Simmental at Teagasc Grange Irish Simmental Support Charities Tyrone Farmers Endorse Ballymote Heifers Simmental, the Bull to breed replacement Heifers Simmental Delivers Exceptional Growth Rates ISCS Visit Royal Welsh Show / Simmental Delivers for Diary Farmer Developments in Irish Beef Production Celtic Sires Advert Weaning weights have greatest influence on farm profitability Dovea Genetics Advert Simmental Hall of Fame 2011 Joe O`Riordan BOVA AI Advert RDS Champion of Champions NCBC Advert Pedigree Registrations from Popular A.I. Bulls/ Sterling Visit Sligo / Club Fees and Registration Recommended Judges 2012 Young Members around the Shows New Bull for Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College / Winning Season for Commercial Simmental BOVI Genetics Advert Key Dates Society Sales Roscommon Premier Sale March Raceview Production Sale Tully / Kilkenny Sales Roscommon Premier Sale November Tullamore Show and Sale Simmental X Sales October Pedigree Cattle.ie Advert National Shows Tullamore Show 2011 National Livestock Show Champion: Banwy T-Rex Athlone Show Lanmore Simmental Advert Carrick On Shannon Fat Stock Show 2011

Year Book 2012 69 70-73 74-75 76 77 78 79-89 90-93 94-101 102-114 115 116-118 119 120 121-137 138 139

While the upmost care has been taken by the Publications Committee to ensure all information is correct at time of print. They are not responsible for any errors or omissions which may have occurred.

Commercial Exhibitors Society at Stranorlar Norbrook Simmental Ploughing Championship 2011 Celtic Sires National Simmental Calf Championships Strokestown 2011 Clubs Locations Club Reports Regional Club Officers Western Club Report Awards and Social Night In Remembrance Arthur Dillon Seepa Simmental Advert Rathlee Simmentals Advert Carroward Simmentals Advert Monaduff Simmentals Advert Lisnacrann Simmentals Advert North Eastern Report Teagasc & NE Club Openday at Drumnagar Simmentals Virginia Show Clonguish Simmentals Advert Southern Club Report Open Day in Kilnamartyra Barryroe Show Bantry Show Seaview Simmentals Advert Knockane Simmentals Advert Raceview Simmentals Advert Bridgemount Herd Advert Leeherd Simmentals Advert South Eastern Club Report Shiloh Advert Clonagh and Jennalyn Open Day Hillcrest Simmental Advert Sheeztown Tzar Advert Curaheen & Auroch Advert Clonagh Simmentals Advert Ballybane Simmentals Advert Anatrim Simmentals Advert Padoro Simmentals Adverts Cruithill Simmentals Advert Celtic Sires Progeny Advert South Western Club Report Towerhill & Rubyjen Simmentals Ad British Simmental Cattle Society Ad Drumlone Anchor /Dripsey Superking Advert 2012 Sire Directory Gestation Chart / Trans Embryo Ad Norbrook Adverts Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Year Book 2012 Angela Brickley

Thomas Maloney

Celtic Simmentals Coolrain, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Tel: 086 8810719

Carroward Simmentals, Bohola, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Tel: 087 9197006

Elizabeth Ormiston

Martin Doohan

Macormis Simmentals Leitrim, Mullagh Co. Cavan, Tel: 086-3403143

Highstreet Simmentals Lower Lisseycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare. Tel: 065 6835452

John Finnegan

Rodger Gibbons

Leeherd Simmentals Nadrid, Coachford, Co. Cork. Tel: 086 8240258

Gortin Simmentals Gortin House, Ballindrait, Lifford, Co. Donegal, Tel: 086-851616

Padraig Gallagher

Sean McGarry

Beechhill Simmentals Stokane, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Tel:086 8050962

Clonguish Simmentals Caldra, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. Tel: 086-3914632

Jennie Aherne

Garrett Behan

Rubyjen Simmentals Ballycommon, Towerhill, Cappamore, Co. Limerick Tel: 087 6336461

Clonagh Simmentals Cloneygowan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Tel: 086-8167309

Vice President South Eastern Club

New Council Member North Eastern Club

Council Member Southern Club

New Council Member Western Club

Council Member South West Club

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Treasurer Western Club

Council Member South Western Club

New Council Member North Western Club

Council Member North Eastern Club

Council Member South Eastern Club


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Presidents Address

The year 2011 just gone by has been a very successful one for agriculture in general but in particular for the beef sector where prices for all types of cattle went to a level we have not seen in this country for many years. The price hike was a very welcome boost for beef finishers though many may say that input costs are still an ongoing concern to profitability.

In conclusion I want to thank Peadar for his work and dedication this past year and Carol for all her administrative duties. I want to thank my fellow council members , club officers, sponsors of various events and all who worked for our society in any shape or form to make it a most successful year. Wishing you and your families a very Happy New Year and all the best in your simmental breeding for 2012.

From a simmental point of view it was also a very good year in my opinion with the sale of pedigree and commercial stock being very satisfactory in particular the latter end of the year. The premier sale in early November at Roscommon achieved an almost total clearance for females with a top price and record of â‚Ź17,000 and the majority of the top bulls selling very well. It was a most satisfactory day for breeders involved. Commercial sales also proved to be a major success towards the year end both private and at mart sales particularly Ballymote and Gort. A hugh demand and upsurge for simmental commercial stock was evident throughout this past Autumn. Summer Shows were again very well supported culminating in a very impressive display at the national show in Tullamore in early August. All the above would not be possible were it not for the support of you as exhibitors therefore I want to thank most sincerely everybody who exhibited cattle at various events throughout this past year. A number of open days also took place both pedigree and commercial and for that I would like to thank those people for opening their gates to the society to promote the breed in the best possible way. As I already said 2011 ended very well for our society in general and going into 2012 we as a council want to continue this positivity and I look forward to leading our society to an even better year which so happens to be the 40th anniversary of the first imports of simmental cattle to Ireland.

Congratulations to Society President Tom and Alison who were married on July 16th 2011

Thomas O’Riordan President Southern Club

Ballyedmond Simmentals Ballyedmond, Midleton, Co. Cork. Tel: 087 2898778 Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Simmental at Teagasc Grange

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Year Book 2012 Irish Simmental Support Cancer Society & Irish Premature Babies Charities

Selling raffle tickets at the Irish Simmental stand at the Ploughing Championships are Elizabeth Ormiston & Angela Brickley

Pictured is the Simmental X Maiden heifer which was raffled at the National Ploughing Championship and won by Joe Cross, Rathangan, Co. Kildare

Above: Peadar Glennon pictured presenting a cheque to Irene Dowling of the Irish Premature Babies Society.

Left: A letter of thanks received by the Irish Simmental Society from the Irish Cancer Society.

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Tyrone Farmers Endorse Ballymote Heifers

Tony and Eugene Hughes, Carrickmore cannot praise highly enough the commercial Simmental heifers that they have purchased at the annual export sale at Ballymote. They are producing remarkable calves that top local store markets.

Eugene Hughes farms in partnership with his son Tony on the outskirts of Carrickmore, Co Tyrone. There has been a real emphasis in recent years to improve the quality of females in the suckler herd, and this led them to attend the commercial Simmental Sale at Ballymote, Co Sligo. They were blown away by the quality and power of the females on offer and immediately purchased some of the best at the sale. These initial females outperformed all of the other cows in the herd resulting in an annual trip to this sale to source females each year. Tony explains “My father was keen to let me take the reins and with his support I saw an opportunity for purchasing top drawer cow makers, and we have been delighted with the results.” The herd is mostly Spring calving with the cows and calves put out at the first signs of grass. The Simmental commercial mothers have an abundance of milk and the calves quickly flourish. Good grassland 8

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management results in the calves only requiring creep feed a few weeks before selling. “We find our calves perform well, and only need to introduce concentrates coming up to the suckled calf sales so that they don’t look behind them at weaning.” adds Tony.


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Simmental, the Bull to breed replacement Heifers

Based in Clonea, Co. Waterford, John Power runs 200 suckler cows. John ran Charolais & Limousin bulls with his herd until 2008 when he purchased a Simmental bull at the Simmental Premier sale. John noticed his weanling performance slipping and decided that he needed to increase the milk supply in his sucklers. He selected Simmental as the breed to deliver milk and he has not been disappointed. John is seeing the merits of Simmental on two fronts. This is the first year that John has calved replacements from his Simmental bull and his progeny from the Simmental Heifers are out performing his other breeds by 40kgs at present. Secondly, the Simmental progeny from his Limousin & Charolais cows are also out performing the comrade progeny from different sires by up to 40kgs. John summerises his experience with Simmental to date as being “exceptionally positive”. He goes on to say that he “bought the Simmental bull to breed replacement heifers and has received the extra advantage of increased growth rate in the male progeny”

“This year 50% of our replacement Heifers on the farm are Simmental” Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Simmental Delivers Exceptional Growth Rates

Seamus Allen from Ballynageragh, Dunhill, Co. Waterford farms with his father Thomas and son Mark. Herd Profile: 40 ¾ bred Simmental Cows and 2 Simmental Stock Bulls. All replacement heifers calf at 24 months. All male progeny are finished as bull beef at 12 to 14 months of age. Heifers kept as replacements with surplus heifers sold for breeding. Seamus says that “Simmental suits his system perfectly as bulls have exceptional growth rates and are fit for slaughter at a young age and grade 90% U+ Returns for Bulls slaughtered March `11 All Bulls weighed live on morning of slaughter and sold for (U) €3.49 / kg (R) €3.35 Slaughter Date 24-03-2011 *Twin Tag No: 132* 135 136 139 141 145* 146* 147 149 150 151 156 155 168 10

Date of Birth 10-01-2010 18-01-2010 22-01-2010 25-01-2010 31-01-2010 03-02-2010 03-02-2010 02-02-2010 07-02-2010 08-02-2010 08-02-2010 09-02-2010 11-02-2010 11-03-2010

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Live Wgt 708 kgs 716 kgs 718 kgs 694 kgs 640 kgs 610 kgs 636 kgs 756 kgs 772 kgs 688 kgs 678 kgs 654 kgs 674 kgs 650 kgs

Carcase Wgt 393 kgs 422 kgs 394 kgs 395 kgs 334 kgs 344 kgs 343 kgs 425 kgs 440 kgs 381 kgs 398 kgs 358 kgs 384 kgs 344 kgs

Kill Out % 56% 59% 55% 57% 52% 55% 54% 56% 57% 55% 59% 55% 57% 53%

Grade U-2+ U+3= U=4- R+3- R+3+ U-3- U-3= U=3= U=2= U=3+ U=3- R+3= U=2+ R+3+

Return €1377 €1479 €1381 €1329 €1123 €1207 €1200 €1487 €1541 €1335 €1394 €1204 €1346 €1156


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Simmental Delivers for Dairy Farmer

The Carey family from Rathangan, Co. Offaly has always run a Simmental bull with their 70 cow herd. They find that Simmental is easy calving with average gestation and that calves are very vigorous at birth. They are very pleased with fertility and workrate of Simmental bulls and also that they are very docile and easy to work with. The most important aspect is that they have constant demand for newborn calves and find that all their sales are to repeats buyers.

ISCS Visit Royal Welsh Show

The Irish Simmental Cattle Society would like to thank the Welsh Simmental Club for all the help and hospitality shown on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th July at the Royal Welsh Show. 25 breeders travelled across and a fantastic time was had by all. Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Developments in Irish Beef Production Systems In recent years we have seen substantial changes in the manner in which Irish beef is produced. One of the most notable changes has been the increase in young bull production. As shown by the following chart, 3 out of every 10 male cattle in the country are now being slaughtered as entire bulls. This represents a four-fold increase when compared with 10 years ago. This development has been largely producer-led, as beef farmers responded to the efficiencies that can be realised. On average, the daily liveweight gain achieved by young bulls is 14% higher than the equivalent steer. Because of the higher kill-out%, this translates into an 18% increase in the rate of carcase gain. Performance has improved over time as finishers gained more expertise in feeding techniques, resulting in heavier carcase weights. The following table summarises the characteristics of young bulls slaughtered in Ireland, in comparison with steers (2011). Young Bulls

Steers

Average age at slaughter:

20 mo.

29 mo.

Average carcase weight:

368kg

362kg

Average conformation:

R=

O+

Average fat class

2+

3=

As the following graph demonstrates, the supply of young bulls tends to be highly seasonal. Bull slaughterings tend to be highest between the late autumn and late spring periods, since the majority of young bulls are finished intensively indoors after their second grazing season. These animals comprise an important part of the weekly kill at this time of year, when the availability of steers tends to be low. However, as young bull production continues to grow, it is essential that producers focus on delivering a carcase that will meet customer demands. Nowadays, very few customers will buy all of the beef coming from an individual carcass. More typically, the 20 or more primal cuts and manufacturing beef products that come from a carcase go to several different customers across various markets. Export destination will depend on the carcass specification, the time of year, promotions that may be taking place, availability of domestic beef and consumer spending power in the respective markets. With this in mind, our production systems should enable beef to meet the requirements of most of our important markets. The UK market accounts for almost half of Irish beef exports, with approximately 50% of that volume destined for the multiple retail sector. These customers have a preference for prime steer and heifer beef, farm quality assured, carcass weight 260 – 380kg, of conformation ‘O=’ or better and fat class 3, 4- or 4=. Beef from young bulls meeting these specifications is also acceptable once these animals are slaughtered under 16 months of age. For other customers, including manufacturing, foodservice and continental retail, there tends to be a wider variation with regard to the specifications demanded. Many of these accept beef coming from well-finished young bulls in the more typical age range of 18 to 20 months. However, many of the young bulls finished in this country are either too lean (fat class below 2+) or too heavy (carcass weight above 400kg) for customers requirements. Bord Bia recently undertook a study which looked at the impact of carcase weight, conformation and fat class on the suitability of some of the main primal cuts for our major customers. Three different young bull carcases were selected, as follows: 12

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330kg O+ 2+ (typical of a beef-cross young bull out of the dairy herd, reasonable finish) 390kg R+ 3- (typical young bull from the suckler herd, good finish) 480kg U+ 2= (heavily muscled young bull from the suckler herd, lacked cover)

As expected, the saleable meat yield, or ‘boneout %’ improved at higher carcase weights and superior conformation grades. The following diagram illustrates the variation in weight of some of the main primal cuts between the three carcases. It was clearly observed that the size of the primal cuts increased with carcase weight. Our major retail and foodservice customers have defined specifications when it comes to the desired weight range for each of these cuts. In the case of the most important steak cut, the striploin, cuts between 4.5 and 7.5kg command the highest value. These are easy to present into steaks weighing between 170 and 230 grams and of a standard thickness. In contrast, heavy striploins tend to sell for roasting at a discounted price (10 to 15% less), since their steaks would be too wide to fit into retail packs. Similarly, the preferred weight range for the cuberoll, or ribeye, is between 2.5 and 4.0kg, while that for topside is between 7 and 13kg. What these specifications would indicate is that in order to maximise sales revenue, the ideal carcase weight range is between 280 and 400kg. Heavier carcases will not consistently produce the size of cuts that our customers are looking for. While heavy, well-shaped carcases may result in a higher saleable meat %, this will not compensate for the devaluation that occurs when the primal cuts exceed desired weight specifications.

Ribeye from a 480kg carcase alongside one from a 330kg carcase

With the approaching abolition of dairy quotas in 2015, Ireland’s dairy herd looks set to increase considerably in line with targets described in the Food Harvest 2020 report. This will, in turn, lead to greater production of dairy-bred calves for beef production. In addition, recent strong cattle prices have given suckler producers the confidence to retain more breeding heifers. Therefore, one would expect the country’s suckler herd to recover and hopefully return to a level of over 1.2 million as was in place in 2005. Source: Food Harvest 2020 / Bord Bia With this in mind, Ireland faces a definite opportunity. With over 70 high end retail customers throughout Europe, Irish beef already enjoys a strong market position. The growth in production will increase exports and gain an even greater share of the high value EU market, at a time when other countries are forecasting a decline in beef supplies. Producers must continue to concentrate on supplying a prime beef carcase which will meet the requirements of our major customers; whether that be from a heifer, steer or young bull. Extensive research is being conducted by Teagasc in the area of beef production from young bulls: from management and feeding techniques to trials on meat eating quality. This will help to further refine the technical parameters required while meeting market requirements. Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Year Book 2012 Weaning weights have greatest influence on farm profitability

production systems in depth and establish how efficient they are. ESSENTIAL At the moment, poor suckler reproduction efficiency and the high cost of maintaining the cow is limiting profitability on suckler farms. Improving live weight gain, breeding performance and feed utilisation is therefore essential for the future. Optimum grass utilisation during an extended grazing season is essential both for the cows and calves. Minimising the cost associated with the cow during the dry period and maximising the weight at weaning of the offspring will deliver on this requirement. Suckler production totally relies on high levels of reproductive efficiency. Whether a farmer produces animals for the live export market or for the home market, they need to focus on what aspect of their system may be restricting or limiting the cows’ output. Irrespective of breed or breed cross, weaning weights has the greatest influence on profitability. One of the main factors contributing to weaning weight is cow fertility. Cow fertility can be improved in numerous ways, including greater focus on heat detection to control the calving interval. It is essential to ensure proper cow management and nutrition at calving in order to avoid health problems.

Acknowledgement: Article printed Irish Farming Independent January 2012 World beef prices are at unprecedented levels and are forecast to remain strong for the foreseeable future, due mainly to short supplies in the main beef-producing regions. Low global supplies present Irish beef farmers with the opportunity to rapidly increase herd numbers in order to avail of higher prices. The key to Ireland continuing to have a very strong hold in the British and European markets is to maintain and grow our national suckler herd. Ireland’s good reputation in our established markets means that increasing our output will be met with increased demand for Irish beef. The decline in the national suckler herd that had been evident in recent years seems to be going into reverse, going by the brisk trade for breeding heifers in recent months. Currently there are close to one million suckler cows in this country but there is great potential for these numbers to be increased dramatically, in line with the targeted production levels set out in Food Harvest 2020. There is an air of optimism among beef farmers at this moment. However, if profitability is not maintained at all levels from suckler farms and right through to specialist finishers, then producers will be tempted by alternative enterprises – particularly when milk quota regulations change in 2015. Profit will always be the key driver in any successful beef enterprise, but producers must examine their 16

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In previous articles, I outlined key nutrition management points for the dry cow period that will ensure cows calve down in the correct body condition and get the production cycle off on the correct footing. Cows should be selected for breeding based on health status, breeding history, production and conformation factors. By doing this, cattle can be bred to deliver better carcass classification and improved feed conversion efficiency. Whether breeding heifers are reared on farm or purchased at weanling stage, it is crucial that they be grown at a rate of 0.8kg/head/day to have them calving as fully grown animals at 24-26 months old. Breeding records of all cows should be maintained to help identify animals with breeding problems and to provide data for making future decisions. When choosing a breeding bull, the first choice that most farmers will make is generally regarding easy calving. Again, managing the body condition of the cow during the dry period can be of greater influence than the calving ease traits of the terminal sire. Breeding bulls should be chosen for traits like growth rate and carcass quality to maximise the efficiency of the weanling for sale or rearing slaughter animals. This has even greater importance since the introduction of the grid payment system. • Nutrition Link offers an independent on-farm nutrition advisory service. • Specialists in ruminant nutrition for all livestock. • Services include: Ration formulation, feed budgeting, crop planning, external feed sourcing Contact us on 0879066478 or 0872227869 nutritionlink1@gmail.com Aonghus Giggins / Gerry Giggins


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Shiloh Cherry by SEV Weanling Heifer Champion Premier Show & Sale Roscommon November2011 owned by Hugh Murray, Moate, Co. Westmeath.

Outcross pedigree, High Euro star rating, Very impressive females, Average calving difficulty with short gestation length

Derrough Samual DRU

Commercial by DRU Bull Calf owned by the McPadden Family, Rhode, Co. Offaly.

Progeny continue to impress, Tremendous balance between Males and Females, High Euro Star rating (top 1% of all breeds from SBV), Highly recommended for pedigree breeding

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Simmental Hall of Fame 2011 Tom Joe O`Riordan Simmental Hall of Fame 2011: Mr. Tom Joe O`Riordan, Ballyarra, Castlelyons, Fermoy, Co. Cork

As a member of the Southern Simmental Club, Tom Joe held most executive positions before going on to represent his Club at National level on Council for nine years between 1999 & 2008. Tom Joe served as Treasurer of the Simmental Society for three years.

Tom Joe ran a very progressive dairy herd in Ballyarra and on looking for some diversification studied the merits of Simmental Hall of Fame winner the Simmental breed `11 Tom Joe O`Riordan pictured and in 1984 purchased with Justin McCarthy, Irish Farmhis first Simmental ers Journal female. This heifer was purchased from the “Lowland Herd” of Jackie Hennessey. “Lowland Kass” was sired by “Donner” and out of “Corah Honey”. The first calf registered in Tom Joe’s “Ballyarra” Herd was “Ballyarra Primrose” out of “Lowland Kass” and a “Comber Salus” bull “Lowland Kinte”.

Tom Joe exhibited his Ballyarra progeny at Shows throughout the Country and was a regular exhibitor at sales. Now retired from Pedigree Breeding, the Ballyarra Herd has been amalgamated into his Son William’s ‘Bridgemount Herd’ which has remained to the fore at all Shows and Sales. Tom Joe still plays an active role in the preparation and showing and is a key driver in the progress of the “Bridgemount Simmentals” The Irish Simmental Cattle Society would like to thank Tom Joe & his family for their commitment to Simmental cattle for the last 27 year’s and are happy in the knowledge that his passion for Simmental Cattle and Cork GAA will have him out and about for many years to come.

The Simmental Group at the Hall of Fame awards pictured with Tom Joe O’Riordan and Michael Flanagan, Chairman Athlone Show. 18

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Sire: Delfur Prime Cut Dam: Delfur Nikola P41

Dam from excellent cow family Total outcross for Irish Breeders Breeding muscle, style function, weight and length Consistent producer of high quality stock

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Doocastle Ben - National Junior Pairs Champion Tullamore 2011 and Reserve Champion Bull Ploughing 2011. Sold privately for â‚Ź5,000

T-BONE DAUGHTER Fearna Abbey

Champion Female, Roscommon March 2010

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RDS Champion of Champions Fearna Tiffany The summer of 2011 was a fantastic start for Fearna Simmentals. It began at Roundfort show with Fearna Tiffany, a Milton Lord Tiffany sired cow, claiming the Simmental breed championship. She then went on to win a total of eight breed championships at various shows. The highlight of the show season was winning the senior cow class and overall Simmental  Female Champion at The Tullamore  National Livestock Show.

Reserve Senior Heifer in Tullamore and numerous breed championships.   Also in 2011, Tiffany’s full brother Fearna Anfield was exported across the waters to the Newbie Mains herd in Scotland. We wish them, and all with whom we did business every success.   We would like to think that Fearna Tiffany is a fine example of the Simmental breed and that she represented it well, winning all of the Interbreed Championships that she entered.  We hope to see her first daughter Fearna  Countess Jubilee  following in her footsteps, as we The Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Simon Covney and the RDS President can already see many Mr. Fonsie Mealy presenting the RDS Champion of Champions award similarities to Tiffany to Gerry & Mark Neenan at her age.

  It was indeed a very proud moment for us when we were informed that, the title of The RDS Champion of Champions was to be bestowed upon Tiffany in Dublin on the 29th of November 2011. We were extremely honoured to be receiving this prestigious award.

The RDS holds very special memories for us, as it was there that we won our first national title in 2003 with Monaduff Jubilee, claiming the Supreme Overall Simmental Champion.  Monaduff Jubilee  happens to be Fearna Tiffany’s mother.  Jubilee, a Brinkton Sovreign sired cow was an excellent animal of extreme size and power and with excellent milking abilities. All of these qualities and traits seem to be passing on to her offspring.   We have had great success to date with this family line.  To date, Tiffany’s sister Fearna Regal has produced three daughters,  Fearna Vienna who claimed  National Senior Heifer Champion  in 2009 and two more daughters Fearna Aspen and Fearna Baroness who were sold to the Coose herd of John and Ronan Tuohy.  We are delighted to see the success that they are enjoying with Fearna Aspen winning 20

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who helped and supported us and  everyone  who is involved in the organisation of getting these shows to where they are today. They are a fantastic shop window for the breed.  We would also like to express our appreciation for all the good wishes we received. We look forward to meeting all our fellow breeders and friends again in the coming months, where we will continue to keep the Simmental flag flying high.   Neenan Bros, Fearna Simmentals. 


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Year Book 2012 Pedigree Registrations from Popular A.I. Bulls Listed below are registration numbers for bulls available through A.I., with 10 more registrations in 2010 SIRE

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

Kilbride Farm Newry

147

121

117

98

53

35

Seepa Tee Jay

121

116

89

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Delfur T-Bone

70

84

102

Banwy T-Rex

70

53

68

224

209

4

Curaheen Vio

58

14

3

Hillcrest King

57

73

121

Cairnview Snazzy

55

43

24

2005

2004

2003

2002

217

244

116

66

2001

2000

1999

1998

23

15

10

5

253

Curaheen Tyson

48

72

45

11

Glebefarm Tyson

45

51

38

15

Raceview Van Halen

41

38

Omorga Volvo

40

10

Seaview Tommy

39

78

79

Celtic Rock

35

39

36

39

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Derrough Samuel

34

48

35

30

Celtic Starbuck

32

37

14

5

Hillcrest Sylvester

25

20

4

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74

49

37

36

43

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Milton Lord Tiffany

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Hockenhull Maverick

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17

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Raceview King

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Hillcrest Champion

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56

62

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58

36

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Hillcrest Naughty

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39

58

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Moness Roscoe

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18

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Starline Decision

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Samark Superman

13

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Hillcrest Jerome

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9

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13

10

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Planet

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20

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Ballyduff Jeweller

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Society Members visit Sterling Simmentals In July 2011, Society members visited the Sterling Herd in conjunction with their trip to the Welsh Show. A big thank to Joe Edwards and all his team at Sterling or a very enjoyable and informative morning.

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QUALITY BEEF SIRES

HOCHENHULL MAVERICK HVK Chyanhal Amos S1268

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DRUMLONE ANCHOR S1048 drumlone anchor S1048

Club Fees & Registration Category

Euro Fee

Annual Membership Fee

€50

Life Membership

€510

Club Fee (Life Members Only)

€13

Prefix Registrations Fee

€100

New Member

Animal Registration Fee

€54

Home Bred or Imported. Paid online by DD

€60

For cash or cheque

Female Transfer

€50

Home Bred or Imported

Administration Fee

€50

New Pedigree into Herdbook

Late Registration Fee

See Below

Embryo Registration Fee

€7

Export Certificate

€30

Female De-Registration

€40 Credit

Female Under Two Years

Late Registration Fees / Procedure: All calves must be registered within 30 days of birth to fall under the normal registration fee. However calves can be registered up to 150 days after the standard 30 days (i.e. 6 months old) through Animal Events, with the following fees applying: 31 - 60 Days of Age +€15 61 - 90 Days of Age +€30 91 - 180 Days of Age +€2 per Day up to €300 + DNA at owners expense Members wishing to register animals over 180 days of age (i.e. 6 months) must apply to the Society Office for Council attention. The fee for all animals over 180 days of age is €500 + DNA (€40) of animal against its sire, at owner’s expense. Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Year Book 2012 Recommended Judges 2012 NAME

HERD

COUNTY

TELEPHONE

Mr. Seamus Aherne

Towerhill, Cappamore

Co. Limerick

061-381380

Mr. Julian Ashmore

Corah, Ferns

Co. Wexford

053-9388526

Mr. Albert Bagnall

Ballycommon, Tullamore

Co. Offaly

057 93-41071

Mr. Michael Bailey

Progressive Genetics, Enfield

Co. Meath

046-9541230

Mr. David Brickley

Anatrim Herd, Coolrain, Portlaoise

Co. Laois

057 87-35210

Mr. Gerard Brickley

Celtic Herd, Coolrain, Portlaoise

Co. Laois

057 87-35333

Mr. James Browne

Corbally, Glanworth

Co. Cork

087-2976562

Mr. James Costello

Seafort Hse, Dromard

Co. Sligo

071-9166742

Mr. William Cotter

8 O`Mahony Tce, Dripsey

Co. Cork

087-7503797

Mr. David Dillon

Killard, Graigue, Carrowmore

Co. Sligo

071-9130319

Mr. Padraig Gallagher

Sligo A.I. Stokane, Enniscrone

Co. Sligo

087-7477099

Mr. Roger Gibbons

Ballindrait, Lifford

Co. Donegal

074-9141274

Ms. Elaine Hennelly

Creggconnell, Rosses Point

Co. Sligo

071-9177228

Mr. Paddy Hennelly

Creggconnell, Rosses Point

Co. Sligo

071-9177228

Mr. Bertie Houston

Monfad, Newtowncunningham

Co. Donegal

074-9156236

Mr. David Houston

Monfad, Newtowncunningham

Co. Donegal

074-9156236

Mr. Eric Jackson

Kilmurray, Baltinglass

Co. Wicklow

059-6481505

Mr. Clive Jennings

Bolteen, Enniskeane

Co. Cork

086-2411399

Mr. Padraig Kennedy

Creta, Elphin

Co. Roscommon

071-9635110

Mr. John Kenny

Ballinlovane, Ballyduff

Co. Waterford

058-60218

Mr. David Larkin

The Hermitage, Kilcormac

Co. Offaly

086-3397810

Mr. Gerry Lenihan

Rathlee, Easkey

Co. Sligo

087-9885166

Mr. Tom Maloney

Carroward, Bohola, Claremorris

Co. Mayo

087-9197006

Mr. Sean McGarry

Caldra, Newtownforbes

Co. Longford

086-3914632

Mr. Paul McKiernan

Corlesmore Hse. Corlesmore P.O.

Co. Cavan

049-4337185

Mr. Sean McKiernan

Corlesmore Hse. Corlesmore P.O.

Co. Cavan

049-4337185

Mr. Michael Oliver

Tullinacurra, Swinford

Co. Mayo

094-9252110

Mr. Peter O`Connell

Knoppogue, Mallow

Co. Cork

086-8250881

Mr. Raymond O`Malley

Purcellstown, Ardee

Co. Louth

086-2427529

Mr. Owen O`Neill

Ballyart, Brittas

Co. Limerick

061-351233

Mr. Tom O`Riordan

Ballyedmond, Middleton

Co. Cork

021-4631267

Mr. William O`Riordan

Ballyarra, Castlelyons, Fermoy

Co. Cork

086-8226598

Mr. Martin Regan

Cloonfad, Ballyhaunis

Co. Mayo

094-9646240

Mr. Derry Rothwell

Greenhall, Tinahely

Co. Wicklow

0402-38986

Ms. Sharon Rothwell

Greenhall, Tinahely

Co. Wicklow

086-3861501

Mr. Noel Woods

Broomfield, Castleblaney

Co. Monaghan

042-9743667

Mr. Keith Vickery

Carbery Farm, Rosscarbery

Co. Cork

023-8848539

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Year Book 2012 New Bull for Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College Last April we purchased a young Simmental bull to replace a son of OHL (from the Raceview herd) for the spring-calving suckler herd in the Teagasc College in Clonakilty, West Cork. The new bull, Milton Axel, is a son of S699 out of a daughter of ORP. He comes with good ICBF figures and was used for the 2011 breeding season on 25 cows. His first calves are due on the ground in early February 2012. The suckler herd in the College is of modest size, this Spring we are calving down 28 cows and heifers. The breeding profile of the herd has been heavily based on Simmental blood over the years with over two-thirds of the cows having Simmental sires or maternal grandsires. The remainder of the blood lines are mainly Limousin. The herd currently has a Eurostar average of €87 and 4 stars for milk and fertility. Milton Axel - New Stock bull at Clonakilty College The Clonakilty herd is one of the 16 monitor herds under the Teagasc/Irish Farmers Journal BETTER farm program. The angle that is being pursued with the college herd is to breed our own replacement stock while taking the male calves through to bull beef at 16-22 months, depending on the market. I would hope to see the new bull fulfil these requirements as he is currently 5 stars for the beef traits and 3 stars for the daughter traits. By: Keith Kennedy

Winning Season for Commercial Simmental The McPadden Family from Rhode, Co. Offaly had a very successful show season with their Derrough Samual sired commercial Simmental bull calf. He was shown in mixed breed classes throughout the Summer and recorded the following successes: • • • • • •

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Nenagh Agri Show: 1st Ballinamore Agri Show: 1st Mohill Agri Show: 1st Ballinasloe Agri Show: 1st and Reserve Male Champion Tullamore Mart Weanling Show: 1st in class and won Champion Bull Weanling Carrick-on-Shannon Winter Fair: 1st Simmental Bull Calf


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Year Book 2012 KEY DATES 2012

Show Dates

Strokestown Sat Sept 8th

(National Calf Finals)

National Ploughing Championships New Ross Sept 25th - 27th

Regional Shows Barryroe - Sat July 14th

(Southern Club Sept Calf Finals)

Virginia - Sat July 28th

Society Sales

(North Eastern Club Finals)

Sat 31st March 2012 Sat 3rd November 2012

(South Western Club Finals)

Roscommon (Premier)

Cappamore - Sun Aug 19th Tullow Show - Sun Aug 19th

Tullamore

(South Eastern Club Finals)

National Show

(Western Club Finals)

Sat 12th May 2012

Tullamore

Sun 12th August 2012 If your thinking of coming to Ireland this year wether your a club or an individual please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to help you with your itinerary.

Contact Peadar for details of: SALES • SHOWS • SEMEN • EMBRYOS

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Ballinrobe - Sun Sept 2nd Bantry - Sun Sept 2nd

(Southern Club Jan Calf Finals) Other Show Dates from: www.irishshowsassociation.ie Irish Simmental Cattle Society 44 Church Street Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Tel: 00 353 5793 24577 Fax: 00 353 5793 24596 Email: simmental@eircom.net www.irishsimmental.com


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Simmental Premier Sale Roscommon March 2011

Clonagh A Super Star €10400 Bull Class 2 Winner and Top Price Bull

Roscommon Premier Sale March 2011 Sire: Bany T-Rex Dam: Milton Seabank

Top Price of €10,400 at Simmental Premier Sale The Simmental Premier Spring Sale at Roscommon reflected most sales with strong demand for the top quality bulls and customers being very particular with their selections. Bulls averaged €3050 which was up €40 on 2010, but the clearance rate was down from 2010 at 52%. A factor in this being that there was 28 more bulls catalogued for this sale. Bulls ranged in price from €10,400 to €1500. Top price of the day of €10,400 went to Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise for his class winner “Clonagh A Super Star”. Sired by “Banwy T-Rex” and out of a “Raceview King” dam “Milton Seabank” this October `09 born bull was purchased by H.A. & W.S. Stronach, Banffshire, Scotland. The Overall Male Champion went to David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin with “Curaheen Bandit ET”. Born January `10 this “Hillcrest Champion” sired bull was out of another “Raceview King” dam “Raceview Merle Beauty”, H.A. & W.S. Stronach were again the buyers at €9200. The Reserve Champion went to first time exhibitor Patrick Nerney, Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. “Feenagh Brendan” was sired by “Freighduff Brendan” and out of a “Moyle Jack” daughter. Raymond Wallace, Enniskillen secured this lot at €3200. Other notable prices included: • €4100 to John Dunne, Belturbet for his “Milton Lord Tiffany” bull from Aidan Reynolds, Dundalk. • €3600 to Neenan Bros, Ballyhaunis from Jim Goldie, Annan, Scotland for a “Milton Lord Tiffany” sired bull. • €3300 to John Hession, Partry, Claremorris, from David Thompson, Ballymena for a son of “Curaheen Tyson”. • €3100 to Ray Bracken, Tullamore for a bull sired by “Curaheen Wakeman” from Sean Bradley, Draperstown, Co. Derry. • €3000 to Joe Brady, Cootehill for a “Celtic Rock” bull from Martin Neary, Castlebar. • €3000 to Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, from A Hurn & Partners, Norfolk, for his “Banwy T-Rex” sired bull. In the female section there was a clearance rate of 84% and an average price of €2290. 30

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The Overall Champion female went to Denis O`Halloran, Tulla, Co. Clare with his 12 month old heifer “Tulla Beauty”. This heifer was sired by “Kilbride Farm Newry” and out of a “Hillcrest Jerome” dam “Tulla Sarah”. Ian & Julie Turvey, Norfolk secured the Champion for €3900. The Reserve Champion was exhibited by Ray Bracken, Tullamore and sold for €2700 to A Hurn & Partners, Norfolk. “Cruithill Bridie” was sired by “Raceview Verdi” and out of a “Hillcrest Jerome” dam “Cruithill Vision” Top Female price went to Paddy & Elaine Hennelly, Rosses Point, Sligo for their February 2010 born heifer “Seepa Beryl”. Gerard Dempsey, Geashill, Tullamore purchased this “Milton Lord Tiffany” heifer who is out of “Seepa Pearl”for €4000. Other Heifer prices included: • €3000 to Lyndsey Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise for a “Banwy T-Rex” heifer from John Reynolds, Naas. • €2850 to Paddy Bones, Kilkelly, Mayo from Noel Duffy, Benburb for an in-calf heifer sired by “Derrough Samual” • €2500 to Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise for a “Banwy T-Rex” heifer Ian & Julie Turvey, Norfolk. • €2500 to Ray Bracken, Tullamore from George Haverty, Nenagh for a heifer sired by Curaheen Wakeman.

Curaheen Bandit ET €9200

Overall Male Champion Roscommon Premier Sale March 2011 Sire: Hillcrest Champion Dam: Raceview Merle Beauty

Feenagh Brendan €3200 Reserve Male

Roscommon Premier Sale March 2011 Sire: Freighduff Brendan Dam: Moyle Patience

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Year Book 2012 Tulla Beauty €3900 Female Champion

Roscommon Premier Sale March 2011 Sire: Kilbride Farm Newry Dam: Tulla Sarah

Cruithill Bridie €2700 Reserve Female

Roscommon Premier Sale March 2011 Sire: Raceview Verdi Dam: Cruithill Vision

Kilduff Admiral €4100

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Drumnagar Aiden €3000

Seepa Beryl €4000

Fearna Babog €2000

Jennalyn Amira €3000 Roscommon Premier Show & Sale (March 2011) - Judge: Adrian Richardson

Class

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Owner

Bulls Class 1

1. 2. 3.

Banwy T-Rex Celtic Rock Raceview King

Milton Southern Comfort Macormis Tracy Ballingar Kim

John Stone Joe Brady P & M O`Connell

Bulls Class 2

1. 2. 3.

Clonagh A Super Star Kilduff Admiral Bridgemount Angelo

Banwy T-Rex Milton Lord Tiffany Kilbride Farm Newry

Milton Seabank Kildiff Nelly Castlelyons Raindrop

Garrett Behan John Dunne William O`Riordan

Bulls Class 3

1. 2. 3.

Curaheen Bandit Mohona Barney Cruithill Brutus

Hillcrest Champion Hockenhull Maverick Curaheen Wakeman

Raceview Merle Beauty Carbery Tina Loughglynn Rebecca

David Wall Gordan Salter Raymond Bracken

Bulls Class 4

1. 2. 3.

Feenagh Brendan Jennalyn Barneys Boy Curaheen Biretta

Freighduff Brendan Milton Viceroy Max

Moyle Patience Hillcrest Jacqueline Auroch Wyomie

Patrick Nerney Lyndsey Behan David Wall

Heifers Class 1

1. 2. 3.

Coose Amy Jennalyn Amira Derrough Winnie

Raceview Samson Banwy T-Rex Derrough Samual

Coose Tara Jennalyn Scarlet Derrough Peggy

John Tuohy Lyndsey Behan Paddy Bones

Heifers Class 2

1. 2. 3.

Tulla Beauty Cruithill Bridie Seepa Beryl

Kilbride Farm Newry Raceview Verdi Milton Lord Tiffany

Tulla Sarah Cruithill Vision Seepa Pearl

Denis O`Halloran Raymond Bracken Paddy & Elaine Hennelly

Heifers Class 3

1. 2. 3.

Fearna Babog Cruithill Biddy Clonagh Brenda Nanda

Curaheen Tyson Curaheen Wakeman Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Margaret Ballingar Rinkle Clonagh Nanda

Neenan Bros Raymond Bracken Garrett Behan

Milton Axel Drumnagar Aidan Raceview Andy Kim

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Raceview Production Sale

Saturday October 22nd 2011 at Fermoy Mart

A packed ringside led to very brisk bidding at the latest Raceview Production Sale for Peter & Marion O`Connell, Mallow which took place at Fermoy on Saturday October 22nd. There was a total clearance of the 35 female lots on offer which achieved an average price of €3550. 13 heifers were sold for export with 5 going to Scotland, 1 to Wales and 7 to N. Ireland. Top price of the day was €7200, which was achieved twice. First at €7200 was lot 15, “Raceview Blathin Kim” a “Raceview King” daughter out of “Ballingar Kim” born in January `10. This heifer was National Simmental Heifer calf champion in 2011 and was purchased by Chris Traynor, Co. Tyrone. Next at €7200 was lot 29 this years National Simmental calf champion “Raceview Candice Terona”. Ronnie Wilson purchased this January `11 heifer which was sired by “Cairnview Snazzy” and out of “Corbally Terona”. Selling at €6700 to Andrew McMordie was “Raceview Beauty Royal” a September `10 born heifer sired by “Raceview Nigel” out of “Raceview Royal Beauty” Other notable prices included

• €6000 from Chris Traynor for “Raceview Anneka Royal Beauty”. Sired by “Raceview Nigel” and out of

“Raceview Royal Beauty” this heifer was born in January 2009.

sold to Chris Traynor.

by “Seabank Flint” out of “Raceview Matilda Stella”

Witty Nicolette” sold to John Tuohy, Whitegate, Co. Clare.

• €6000 for “Raceview Alam”, a full sister to “Raceview Anneka Royal Beauty” & “Raceview Beauty Royal” • €5100 from Joe McGarry, Caldra, Co. Longford for “Raceview Wewry Matilda” a September `08 cow sired • €4900 for “Raceview Claudia Witty” a March `11 heifer calf sired by “Milnafua Graduate” out of “Raceview

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Tully Sales March Sale

Overall Champion: Leeherd Barclay €5000

Broomfield Buckarooney €3400

Overall Champion: Curaheen Bronson €4300

Lisnacran Big Sylvester €2500

October Sale

Kilkenny Sales Mart 2011

Kilkenny sale March `11 Champion Bridgemount Ambassador

Kilkenny Sale March `11 Reserve Champion Jennalyn Banwys Boy ET Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Simmental Premier Sale Roscommon November 2011

Auroch Banshee ET €17000 Top Price Heifer

Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Hillcrest Champion Dam: Raceview Merle Beauty

Wall Family, Newcastle, Dublin set new record at Simmental Society Sale The Simmental Society November Premier Show & Sale at Roscommon was one of the best ever with a packed ringside staying right to the very end to see a new Society female record price when the Corby Family, Newtowngore paid €17000 for the last lot in the catalogue “Auroch Banshee ET” Peadar Glennon, of the Simmental Society was very pleased with the overall sale and went on to say that “it is very encouraging to see a renewed confidence in the Simmental breed. This is coming from the fact that commercial farmers see the breed as delivering maternally and also the performance of commercial Simmental bulls in feedlots. A notable fact at the sale was the number of Suckler farmers looking for the top quality bulls and prepared to pay €4000 plus for these bulls. Our pedigree females continue to be in strong demand and it was the opinion of many present on Saturday that the quality of the heifers on offer was one of the best for many years”. Top price in the bull section of €6100 went to David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin for his July `10 born bull “Curaheen Buck ET”. This class winner sired by “Curaheen Warrior” and out of a “Cloondroon Nuggett” sired dam “Marsha Wanda” was purchased by James Alexander, Randlestown, Co. Antrim for his Jalex Herd. Second highest price bull went to James & David Wall Jnr, Newcastle, Co. Dublin their “Lamhoj Supery” sired bull “Auroch Bullet” at €5200. By the “Dirnanean Jacob” sired dam “Curaheen Tatiana” this bull went to join the well known “Seafort Herd” of James Costello, Dromard, Co. Sligo. The National Yearling Bull Champion which was judged at the Sale went to John Brady, Swinford, Co. Mayo with his Sept `10 born bull “Rabawn Bruce Almighty”. Judge David Lowry from Scotland selected this “Kilbride Farm Newry” son out of a “Freighduff Brendan” dam “Seepa Patricia” from a very strong class of bulls and he sold for €4000 to Garry Agnew, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh.

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Year Book 2012 Rabawn Bruce Almighty €4000 National Yearling Champion Bull

Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Kilbride Farm Newry Dam: Seepa Patricia The reserve National yearling Champion went to Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Co. Laois with his “Banwy T-Rex” sired bull “Clonagh Bmw”. Born in November `10 this bull was purchased by well known Teagasc Monitor farmer, Martin Lenehan, Ballinful, Co. Sligo at €3750. Third in the National Yearling Championship went to Lyndsey Behan with “Jennalyn Brigadier Rose” sired by “Banwy T-Rex”. Tomas Kerin, Belharbour, Co. Clare purchased this bull at €4200. In the weanling bull section the champion went to Seamus Aherne, Cappamore, Co. Limerick with his January `11 born “Glebefarm Tyson” bull “Towerhill Christy”. Gerald & Morag Smith Drumsleed Simmentals, Aberdeenshire, Scotland secured this lot at €5100 Other bull prices included: • €4600 to James & David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin for their “Exodus” sired bull “Auroch Blood ET” from Robert Young, Bagnelstown, Co. Carlow. • €4500 to Angela & Gerard Brickley, Coolrain, Portlaoise from John Dunne, Portarlington, for “Celtic Bentley” sired by “Celtic Starbuck” • €4400 to Ray Bracken, Tullamore, Co. Offaly for “Cruithill Bullseye” sired by “Curaheen Wakeman” from Timothy Hamilton, Port Logan, Scotland. • €3900 to David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin from Alan Clarke, Clonberne, Co. Galway for “Curaheen Buckshot” sired by “Hillcrest Butcher” • €3200 to Angela & Gerard Brickley, Coolrain, Portlaoise from Patrick Collins, Williamstown, Co. Galway for a “Curaheen Tyson” sired bull “Celtic Biffo” Overall there was a clearance rate of 68% on the 45 bulls entered with an average price of €3111 which was up by €140 on 2010 with a greater number of bulls sold. In the female section which included a draft of five heifers for James & David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin, bidding was brisk with many of the top lots staying at home in spite of strong competition from N.Ireland, Scotish & English buyers. Top price of the year of €17000 went to James & David Wall for Lot 115 in the catalogue “Auroch Banshee ET”, a January 2010 born heifer. Sired by “Hillcrest Champion” and out of the “Raceview King” cow “Raceview Merle Beauty” this heifer is a full sister to “Curaheen Tyson” the record price bull sold at €20000 in November 2006, “Curaheen Vio” the top Eurostar index bull across all breeds in the ICBF index and National Yearling bull in 2008 and “Curaheen Bandit” the champion at this years spring sale when selling to Stewart Stronach’s Islavale Simmentals, Scotland for €10400. The Corby family from Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim secured this heifer after stiff competition from a UK bidder and will start their new “Padoro” Simmental herd with this foundation female. Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Year Book 2012 Clonagh BMW €3750 Reserve National Yearling Bull

Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Banwy T-Rex Dam: Clonagh Temptation

Curaheen Buck ET €6100 Class 1 Winner

Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Curaheen Warrior Dam: Marsha Wanda

Towerhill Christy €5100 Class 3 Winner

Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Glebefarm Tyson Dam: Towerhill Mellisa

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Year Book 2012 Corbally A1 Katie ET €7750

Senior Heifer Champion Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Raceview King Dam: Corbally Katie

Rabawn Beauty €2600 Junior Heifer Champion Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Derrough Samual Dam: Rabawn Tara Lady

Tulla Blossom €4900

Yearling Heifer Champion Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Kilbride Farm Newry Dam:Tulla Moonshine

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Simmental Premier Sale Roscommon November 2011 Shiloh Cherry €5100

Weanling Heifer Champion Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Seaview Tommy Dam: Moness Pamela

Second highest price of the day also went to James & David Wall for “Auroch Belle ET” at €8000. This July `10 heifer is a full sister of the top priced bull “Curaheen Buck” sired by “Curaheen Warrior” and out of “Marsha Wanda”. This heifer joins Padge Mulhare’s “Hillcrest Herd” in Cloghan, Co. Offaly. The Senior Heifer Champion “Corbally A1 Katie ET” was exhibited by James & Fiona Browne, Corbally, Co. Cork. This “Raceview King” heifer out of a homebred “Kealod Desmond” sired dam “Corbally Katie” was sold to Kenneth Veitch, Lisbellew, Co. Fermanagh at €7750. The Reserve Senior Heifer “Derrough Amy” was sired by “Derrough Samual” and sold for €4600 to Declan Callan, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan The Junior Heifer Champion was shown by John Brady, Swinford, Co. Mayo. “Rabawn Beauty” was sired by “Derrough Samual” and was purchased by Aidan Barnett, Rosenallis, Co. Laois for €2600. “Curaheen Bathsheba” by “Curaheen Warrior” was placed as the Reserve Junior Heifer. Exhibited by David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin. This heifer was purchased by Catherine O`Connell, Banagher, Co. Offaly at €4100 Denis O`Halloran, Tulla, Co. Clare exhibited the Yearling Heifer Champion “Tulla Blossom” Sired by “Kilbride Farm Newry” this heifer sold at €4900 to Fergal Doherty, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. “Clonagh Betty Boo” exhibited by Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Co. Laois was judged as the Reserve Yearling. This “Banwy T-Rex” heifer sold to the Corby Family, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim at €4100. The Weanling Heifer Champion “Shiloh Cherry” was exhibited by Hugh Murray, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Sired by “Seaview Tommy”, Gavin Hayes, Lisburn, purchased this heifer at €5100. “Shiloh-Farm Classy Lady ET” the Reserve Weanling Heifer was shown by Helena & Sarah Murray, Moate, Co. Westmeath. By “Cairnview Snazzy” this heifer sold at €5100 to Gavin Hayes also. 42

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• €6400 to James & David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin for “Auroch Bonanza” sired by “Curaheen Warrior” to

Thomas Briody, Navan.

• €5150 to Joe Jordan, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo for “Carralavin Bell” sired by “Seafort Troy” from Aidan

Barnett, Rosenallis, Co. Laois.

• €4000 to James & David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin for “Auroch Bakula” sired by “Omorga Regan” from

Patrick McGann, Lavally, Co. Galway.

• €3700 to Noel Woods, Castleblaney for “Brookwood Autumn Sunshine” by “Milton Lord Tiffany” from Paul

McLoughlin, Clonmany, Co. Donegal.

• €3650 to Joe Jordan, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo for “Carralavin Bessy”” sired by “Hillcrest King” from Stephen

Millar, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone.

• €3600 to Mary Casey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary for “Benson A Star” sired by “Camus Frontier” from O`Dea’s

Esker Pedigree’s, Athenry, Co. Galway.

• €3600 to David Wall, Newcastle, Co. Dublin for “Curaheen Beyonce ET” sired by “Hillcrest Butcher” from

Mary O`Halloran, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.

Overall in the heifer section there was a 92% clearance of the 60 heifers on offer with an average price of €3280.

Derrough Amy €4600 Senior Heifer Reserve Champion Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Derrough Samual Dam: Derrough Peggy

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Year Book 2012 Clonagh Betty Boo €4100 Reserve Yearling Champion

Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Banwy T-Rex Dam: Clonagh Wee Duffy

Shiloh-Farm Classy Lady ET €5100 Weanling Heifer Champion

Roscommon Premier Sale November 2011 Sire: Cairnview Snazzy Dam: Seaview Rennea

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Lot 16 Auroch Blood ET €4600 Sire: Exodus Dam: Auroch Witness

Lot 35 Cruithill Bullseye €4400 Sire: Curaheen Wakeman Dam: Cruithill Volley

Lot 14 Curaheen Buckshot €3900 Sire: Hillcrest Butcher Dam: Curaheen Volga

Lot 63 Carralavin Bell €4140 Sire: Seafort Troy Dam: Corrib Scarlet

Padge Mulhare pictured with the Second Highest priced animal

Auroch Belle €8000

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Bulls Class 1

Bulls Class 2 National Yearling Championship

Bulls Class 3 2011 Bull

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Junior Heifer

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Sire

Dam

Owner

1.

Curaheen Buck ET

Curaheen Warrior

Marsha Wanda

David Wall

2.

Knockaroo Brian

Kilbride Farm Newry

Kilcloran Winnie

Philip Fennelly

3.

Owenmore Bruno

Seepa Tee Jay

Fenagh Felicity

Anthony Scanlon

1.

Rabawn Bruce Almighty

Kilbride Farm Newry

Seepa Patricia

John Brady

2.

Clonagh Bmw

Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Temptation

Garrett Behan

3.

Jennalyn Brigadier Rose

Banwy T-Rex

Castlelyons Raindrop

Lyndsey Behan

4.

Auroch Bullet ET

Lamhoj Supery

Curaheen Tatiana

James & David Wall

5.

Auroch Blood ET

Exodus

Auroch Withess ET

James & David Wall

6.

Carbery Blackjack

Carnkern Titan

Carbery Panama

Keith Vickery

1.

Towerhill Christy

Glebefarm Tyson

Towerhill Melissa

Seamus Aherne

2.

Tulla Cathal

Freighduff Brendan

Tulla Melody

Denis O`Halloran

3.

Curaheen Courageous ET

Lamhoj Supery

Boyher Kate

David Wall

1.

Corbally A1 Katie ET

Raceview King

Corbally Katie

James & Fiona Browne

2.

Derrough Amy

Derrough Samual

Derrough Peggy

Paddy Bones

3.

Brookwood Autumn Sunshine

Milton Lord Tiffany

Brookwood Sunshine

Noel Woods

1.

Rabawn Beauty

Derrough Samual

Rabawn Tara Lady

John Brady

2.

Curaheen Bathsheba

Curaheen Warrior

Curaheen Red Dawn

David Wall

3.

Rathlee Belinda

Seepa Tee Jay

Corrib Tiffany

Gerry Lenehan

1.

Tulla Blossom

Kilbride Farm Newry

Tulla Mppnshine

Denis O`Halloran

2.

Clonagh Betty Boo

Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Wee-Duffy ET

Garrett Behan

3.

Clonagh Bam Bam Lady

Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Wanda Star

Garrett Behan

1.

Shiloh Cherry 11

Seaview Tommy

Moness Pamela

Hugh Murray

2.

Shiloh-Farm Classy Lady ET

Cairnview Snazzy

Seaview Rennea

Helena Murray

3.

Shiloh-Farm Classy Chick ET

Glebefarm Tyson

Seaview Rennea

Helena Murray

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Tullamore Show & Sale May 2011 Judge Raymond O`Malley

Cruithill Banker €4700

Overall Male Champion Tullamore Show and Sale May 2011 Sire: Curaheen Wakeman Dam: Ballybane Pauline

Strong Trade with good clearance at Tullamore Simmental Sale There was a very brisk trade at the Tullamore Simmental Sale, with quality bulls in keen demand. Bulls averaged €2600 with a 74% clearance. Overall Male Champion and top price of the day of €4700 went to Ray Bracken, Tullamore for his 13 month old bull “Cruithill Banker”. Sired by his own stock bull “Curaheen Wakeman” and out of a “Ballybane Lad” dam “Ballybane Pauline” the champion was purchased by Moira Lavin, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The Reserve Champion male went to Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise with “Clonagh A T Tiger”. William Smith, Geashill, Tullamore paid €4100 for this “Banwy T-Rex” sired bull which was out of a homebred “Freighduff Brendan” dam. Other notable bull prices were:

• €3400 to Lyndsey Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise from Peter Lambe, Navan for a “Milton Viceroy” sired bull.

• €3300 to Garrett Behan, for a “Monaduff Legend” bull from Stephan McCann, Randelstown, Co. Antrim.

• €3000 to Angela & Gerard Brickley, Coolrain, Portlaoise, for a “Curaheen Tyson” bull from Kevin McManus,

Enniskillen.

• €2900 to Lyndsey Behan from Peadar Cullen, Drinagh, Co. Wexford for a “Banwy T-Rex” son.

• €2700 to Elizabeth Ormiston, Mullagh, Co. Cavan for a “Drumnagar Vicroy” sired bull from Martin Caherty,

Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh.

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Year Book 2012 Cruithill Blondie €4000 Overall Female Champion

Tullamore Show and Sale May 2011 Sire: Curaheen Wakeman Dam: Ballybane Nollaig In a smaller than usual heifer section, there was 10 out of the 12 heifers sold to an average price of €2360. Judge Raymond O`Malley, Ardee also gave the Female Champion & Reserve to Raymond Bracken, Tullamore. The Champion Heifer “Cruithill Blondie” was a 12 month old heifer by his stockbull “Curaheen Wakeman” and out of a “Ballybane Henry” dam “Ballybane Nollaig”. She was sold for top heifer price of €4000 to Patrick Buckley, Tullamore. The Reserve Champion “Cruithill Britney” again by his stockbull “Curaheen Wakeman” was by a “Corah Leader” dam “Ballybane Rosy” James Muldowney, Thurles purchased this heifer at €3100. Other prices included:

• €2600 to Raymond Bracken, for a “Curaheen Wakeman” heifer from Seamus Hennessy, Poles,

Co. Cavan.

• €2500 to Mattie & Gabriel McDonald, Camolin, Co. Wexford for a “Glebefarm Tyson” sired heifer from

Francis McCaul, Shercock, Co. Cavan.

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Class Winner 'Kilcloran Annie' €2500

Class Winner 'Celtic Barr' €2700

Tullamore Show & Sale (May 2011) - Judge: Raymond O`Malley Class

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Bulls Class 2

Bulls Class 3

Heifers Class 1

Heifers Class 2

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Sire

Dam

Owner

1.

Clonagh A Tiger

Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Neva

Garrett Behan

2.

Celtic Benburb

Curaheen Tyson

Celtic Vogue

A & G Brickley

3.

Ballybane Alan Fifteen

Hillcrest Champion

Ballybane Marble

John Connaughton

1.

Celtic Barr

Celtic Rock

Celtic Sinead

A & G Brickley

2.

Jennalyn Barney’s Boy

Milton Viceroy

Hillcrest Jacqueline ET

Lyndsey Behan

3.

Macormis Bryce

Drumnagar Vicroy

Drumnagar Niamh

Elizabeth Ormiston

1.

Cruithill Banker

Curaheen Wakeman

Ballybane Pauline

Raymond Bracken

2.

Leeherd Baxter

Anatrim Val

Leeherd Kitty

John Finnegan

3.

Tulla Butch

Seepa Tee Jay

Tulla Mary

Denis O`Halloran

1.

Kilcloran Annie

Glebefarm Tyson

Kilcloran Roseanna

M & G McDonald

2.

Mohona Anita

Omorga Regan

Mohona Vanda

Gordan Salter

3.

Bridgemount Alana

Kilbride Farm Newry

Castlelyons Nutmeg

William O`Riordan

1.

Cruithill Blondie

Curaheen Wakeman

Ballybane Nollig

Raymond Bracken

2.

Cruithill Britney

Curaheen Wakeman

Ballybane Rosy

Raymond Bracken

3.

Mohona Berry

Raceview Virgil Katja

Corah Samantha

Gordan Salter

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Simmental X Sale October 2011

Eugene & Tony Hughes, Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone pictured receiving their prize for purchasing the highest priced in-calf heifer €4320 from Michael Oliver & Gerry Lenehan seller

The Presentation of the Arthur Dillon Cup to the highest priced heifer at Ballymote.

Simmental X Females break new records at Connacht Gold Mart, Ballymote A new record was achieved for an in calf Simmental X heifer at The Simmental X Sale, held in Ballymote mart on Saturday 1st October 2011. A packed ringside of eager customers looking for quality stock witnessed an in-calf heifer sold for a record price of € 4,340. This rising 3 year old heifer sired by Rathlee Trevor and in calf to the Simmental bull Curaheen Tyson was exhibited by Gerry Lenehan, Rathlee, Easkey, Co. Sligo. This heifer was sold to Mr. Eugene & Tony Hughes, Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone, who are repeat customers of the Ballymote Simmental X sale. Gerry also had the next highest in-calf price for another rising 3 year old heifer, due to calf in December to Seepa T-Jay. This heifer realised €3,420 and was sold to local suckler farmer, Mr Sean Waters, Maugherarow , Co. Sligo. Mr Martin Lundy, Tourlestrane Co. Sligo sold an in calf heifer, due to calf in October to Seepa T-Jay for €2,750. Gerry Lenehan sold 8 in calf heifers to an average €2,352 and Mr. Michael Glennon, Ballydangan, Co Roscommon, sold 14 in calf heifers to an average of €2,190. very strong demand outstripped supply with quality in calf heifers freely making over €2,000. In the maiden section, another new record for the Simmental X sale was achieved when Michael and Saoirse Oliver, Swinford, Co. Mayo, got €3,300 for their 20 month old maiden heifer sired by Curaheen Vio. This heifer was a double all Ireland Champion winner and was purchased by David Kilkenny, Aughamore, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. The next highest maiden heifer price €1,850 for 525kg, exhibited by Mr Padraig Cunniffe, Knockbaun, Knock, Co. Mayo. This heifer was purchased by Mr. Eddie Lynch, Bovi genetics, Drumbannow, Loughduff, Co. Cavan. Gerry Lenehan purchased the next highest priced maiden heifer €1860 for 595 kg. This heifer was exhibited by Ray Bracken, Daingan, Co. Offaly. Pat Gallagher, Carralavin, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo sold 6 heifers averaging 507kg for an average price of €1285. David Dillon, Carrowmore, Sligo sold 10 heifers with an average weight of 470 kg for an average price of 52

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Year Book 2012 €1245. Martin O Malley, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, sold 11 maiden heifers averaging €1276 for 506kg. John Connor, Carracaslte, Ballaghdreen, Co. Mayo sold 3 heifers averaging over €3 per kg, 550kg, 525kg and 505kg for €1720, €1500 and €1700 respectively. All these heifers were born in March 2010. Mr Eddie Lynch, Bovi genetics, Drumbannow, Loughduff, Co. Cavan, purchased 6 maiden heifers averaging 540kg, with an average price of €1568. the fact that all heifers were BVD tested lead to Eddie purchasing these heifers for use in his embryo transfer work. Top price in the weanling heifer section was €1250 for 405kg heifer, exhibited by John Gallagher, Carralavin, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo. John also sold another weanling heifer €1170 for 350kg. Gerry Niland, Drimbane, Curry, Co. Sligo sold 2 weanling heifers €1210 for 455kg and €870 for 330kg. Padraig Kennedy, Cretta, Elphin, Co. Roscommon, sold a weanling heifer for €1040 for 370kg.

Michael Oliver seller of the top priced maiden receiving his presentation from David Dillon

A red hot trade lead to 100% clearance in each section. Local and national buyers had to compete with buyers from Northern Ireland to secure the quality stock on offer. A new feature of this sale was all cattle were export and BVD tested. This led to buyers having more confidence in purchasing animals at this sale with such a high health status. This sale was sponsored by the Dillon Family, Carrowmore, Sligo in memory of the late Arthur Dillon, who was instrumental in the establishment of this Simmental x sale at Ballymote, which has now been running for the past 16 years and is going from strength to strength year by year. The Arthur Dillon Memorial Cup was presented to the seller of the highest priced animal in the sale. The Western Simmental Club would like to take this opportunity to thank the Dillon Family for their generous sponsorship.

Highest priced maiden heifer pictured with David Killkenny Purchaser, Michael Oliver Seller and Joe Kilkenny

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Tullamore Show 2011 Judge’s Report by Mr. Gerard Smith

First of all, on behalf of Morag and myself, I would like to thank the Tullamore Show and the Irish Simmental Society for the opportunity to judge such an outstanding show of Simmental cattle. We were very impressed with the high standard of cattle and all credit must go to the stock people in the way that the cattle were presented at the show. My day started off with a tremendous first class of heifers, a standard which was maintained throughout the day. My female champion and reserve overall was a cow from Neenan Brothers, Fearna Tiffany. She was a big strong cow with plenty of length, good hindquarters and plenty of character with a calf at foot. At only 5 years old I am sure she will have a fantastic show career ahead of her. In reserve was a classy heifer from Garrett Behan with Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous. She had tremendous length, width all the way through and a tremendous backend. She was very good on her legs and walked very well with plenty of character. In the male section I awarded Banwy T-Rex male and overall champion which was also from Garrett Behan. An absolutely tremendous bull, correct on

his legs with good locomotion and brought out to the highest possible standard in ideal condition. I was very impressed when standing behind him with how square across the plates he was with an outstanding second thigh. In reserve male I went for David Wall’s young bull, Curraheen Bossman. A very correct well muscled young bull. I am certain that we will see this bull, along with all the bulls in the first two classes, at the sales next year which we will watch with interest. I would like to congratulate all of the exhibitors and stock people for a superb show of stockmanship and every animal brought out was a huge credit to the breed. Lastly Morag would like to congratulate all of the young handlers on their professionalism in particular Saoirse Oliver for winning the strong young handlers class. Thanks again to everyone concerned for the wonderful hospitality we received during our stay in Tullamore. We were made most welcome and hope to return in the near future.

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The Overall Simmental Champion, Male Champion & National Senior Bull Champion at the National Livestock Show Tullamore pictured with Garrett Behan & Gerald Smith, Judge.

Fearna Tiffany

The Reserve Overall Simmental Champion, Female Champion & National Senior Cow Champion at the National Livestock Show Tullamore pictured with Gerry, John & Mark Neenan with Gerald Smith, Judge.

Curaheen Bossman

The Reserve Male Simmental Champion and September `10 Bull Class Winner at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

Clonagh Absolutely FabulouS

The Reserve Female Simmental Champion and National Intermediate Heifer Champion at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

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“Clonagh Armani” The National Simmental Junior Bull at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

“Curaheen Couraheaus” The Simmental January `11 Bull Class Winner at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

“Raceview Vivian Kim” The National Simmental Junior Cow Champion at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

“Rathlee Andrea” The National Simmental Senior Heifer Champion at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

“Clonguish Bluebell” the National Junior Simmental Heifer Champion at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

“Raceview Beauty Matilda” the Simmental September `10 Heifer Class Winner at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

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“Raceview Candice Terona” the Simmental January `11 Heifer Class Winner at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

“Doocastle Simmentals Delfur T-Bone Pair” the National Junior Simmental Progeny Pair Champions at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

“Clonagh/Jennalyn Simmentals Banwy T-Rex Pair” the National Senior Simmental Progeny Pair Champions at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

Soirse Oliver Winner of the Simmental Young Members Handlers Class at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

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Year Book 2012 NATIONAL SIMMENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - TULLAMORE 2011 Judge: Mr. Gerald Smith, Drumsleed Simmentals, Scotland.

OVERALL SIMMENTAL CHAMPION Animal Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

Banwy T Rex

Sterling Nelson 2

Skerrington Hyacinth 8

Garrett Behan

Animal Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

Fearna Tiffany

Milton Lord Tiffany

Monaduff Jubilee

Neenan Bros

Animal Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

Fearna Tiffany

Milton Lord Tiffany

Monaduff Jubilee

Neenan Bros

Animal Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous

Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Shania Babe

Garrett Behan

Animal Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

Banwy T Rex

Sterling Nelson 2

Skerrington Hyacinth 8

Garrett Behan

Animal Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

Curaheen Bossman

Omorga Regan

Curaheen Wyona

David Wall

OVERALL RESERVE SIMMENTAL CHAMPION

OVERALL FEMALE SIMMENTAL CHAMPION

RESERVE FEMALE SIMMENTAL CHAMPION

OVERALL MALE SIMMENTAL CHAMPION

RESERVE MALE SIMMENTAL CHAMPION

Class 70 - Sponsored by Cross Agricultural Engineering Limited, Rathangan. Best Simmental Heifer born on/after 1 January 2011 Heifer

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Raceview Candice Terona

Cairnview Snazzy

Corbally Terona

P & M O`Connell

2

Curaheen Cheyenne

Hillcrest Champion

Curaheen Washita

David Wall

3

Dermody Crisp

Banwy T-Rex

Dermody Tara

Noel Jagoe

4

Clonagh Candy Raven Kay

Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Revan Kay

Garrett Behan

5

Cahanagh Constellation

Kilbride Farm Newry

Cahanagh Wish

Jimmy Campbell

6

Carbery Christine

Omorga Volvo

Carbery Lucia

Keith Vickery

Class 71 - Sponsored by Natural Stock Care Doon Co. Limerick Best Simmental Yearling Heifer born on/between 1 September 2010 and 31 December 2010 Heifer

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Raceview Beauty Matilda ET

Kilbride Farm Newry

Raceview Matilda Stella

P & M O`Connell

2

Brookwood Beauty ET

Milton Lord Tiffany

Brookwood Jewell

Noel Woods

3

Castlegale Bella Lady

Carnkern Titan

Castlegale Lady

John Fox

4

Jennalyn Betty Boo

Banwy T-Rex

Jennalyn Wee Duffy

Lyndsey Behan

5

Seaview Bliss

Raceview King

Seaview Romance

Tony O`Leary

6

Broomfield Belle ET

Milton Lord Tiffany

Brookwood Jewell

Paul McArdle

Class 72 - Sponsored by Norbrook National Junior Simmental Champion Heifer born on/between 1 January 2010 and 31 August 2010 Heifer

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Clonguish Bluebell

Raceview King

Hillcrest Nuala

Joe McGarry

2

Cruithill Bindy

Curaheen Wakeman

Cruithill Volly

Mary & William O`Halloran

3

Seepa Beryl

Milton Lord Tiffany

Seepa Pearl

Ger Niall Dempsey

4

Cruithill Barrister

Curaheen Wakeman

Ballybane Pend

Ray Bracken

5

Seaview Belle

Seaview Tommy

Kilteen Lorraine

Tony O`Leary

6

Cruithill Buccaneer

Curaheen Wakeman

Ballingar Peach

Ray Bracken

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Year Book 2012 Class 73 - Sponsored by Norbrook National Intermediate Simmental Champion Heifer born on/between 1 September 2008 and 31 December 2008 Heifer

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous

Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Shania Babe

Garrett Behan

2

Jennalyn Adaline ET

Banwy T-Rex

Hillcrest Jacqueline

Lyndsey Behan

3

Raceview Alicia Kim

Raceview King

Ballingar Kim

P & M O`Connell

4

Bridgemount Allegro

Samark Superman

Bridgemount Vicky

William O`Riordan

Class 74 - Sponsored by Norbrook National Senior Simmental Champion Heifer born on/between 1 January 2009 and 31 August 2009 Heifer

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Rathlee Andrea

Curaheen Tyson

Seaview Roxy

Gerry Lenehan

2

Fearna Aspen

Herkules

Fearna Regal

Ronan Touhy

3

Raceview Abbey Princess

Kilbride Farm Newry

Raceview Princess Beauty

Garrett Behan

4

Seepa Aster

Milton Lord Tiffany

Seepa Pearl

P & E Hennelly

5

Seepa Annabelle

Hamlet

Hillcrest Jezabel

P & E Hennelly

6

Abbeyside Amanda

Monaduff Legend

Hillcrest Mona

David Moloney

Class 75 - Sponsored by Norbrook National Junior Simmental Champion Female born on/between 1 September 2007 and 31 December 2008 (Cow or In-Calf Heifer) Heifer Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Raceview Vivian Kim

Raceview King

Ballingar Kim

P & M O`Connell

2

Raceview Winty Matilda

Kilbride Farm Newry

Raceview Matilda Stella

P & M O`Connell

3

Addinstown Willow

Woodhall Premier

Addinstown Tiffany

David Caffrey

Class 76 - Sponsored by Norbrook National Senior Simmental Champion Cow born on/before 31 August 2007 Cow Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Fearna Tiffany

Milton Lord Tiffany

Monaduff Jubilee

Neenan Bros

2

Seepa Roxy

Rosten Barney

Hillcrest Jezabel

P & E Hennelly

3

Clonagh Raven Kay

Marbelhill Liam

Clonagh Kay

Garrett Behan

4

Bridgemount Vicky

Ballyduff Jeweller

Castlelyons Kate

William O`Riordan

Class 78 - Sponsored by Kieran Cummins MRCVS, Co Offaly Best Simmental Bull Calf born on/after 1 January 2011 Bull Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Curaheen Couraheous

Lamhos Supery

Boyher Katie

David Wall

2

Dermody Charlie

Hillcrest Butcher

Dermody Sussie

Noel Jagoe

3

Addinstown Ceaser

Banwy T-Rex

Addinstown Tiffany

David Caffrey

4

Auroch Cyclone

Milton Lord Tiffany

Raceview Misty Jade

James & David Wall

Class 79 - Michael Byrne, Dovegrove Simmentals Best Simmental Yearling Bull Born on/between 1 September 2010 and 31 December 2010 Bull Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Curaheen Bossman

Omorga Regan

Curaheen Wyona

David Wall

2

Doocastle Ben

Delfur T-Bone

Drumnagar Rebecca

Tom Meehan

3

Auroch Bullet

Lamhos Supery

Curaheen Tatiana

James & David Wall

4

Bridgemount Bengy

Samark Superman

Bridgemount Vicky

William O`Riordan

5

Jennalyn Brigadeer Rose

Banwy T-Rex

Jennalyn Tara Rose

Lyndsey Behan

6

Clonagh BMW

Banwy T-Rex

Clonagh Temptation

Garrett Behan

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Year Book 2012 Class 80 - Sponsored by Norbrook National Junior Simmental Champion Bull born on/between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 Bull Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

1

Clonagh Armani

Monaduff Legend

Clonagh Tilly Peggy

Garrett Behan

2

Seaview Benson

Carnkern Titan

Seaview Hillary

Tony O`Leary

3

Monaduff Brook

Newbiemains Versace

Monaduff Heaven

Alex Ross Jnr

4

Monaduff Aftereight

Newbiemains Versace

Monaduff Veta

Alex Ross Jnr

5

Broomfield Buckarooney

Cairnview Snazzy

Brookwood Tarah

John Reynolds

Class 81 - Sponsored by Norbrook National Senior Simmental Champion Bull born on/before 31 August 2009

1

Bull Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

Banwy T Rex

Sterling Nelson 2

Skerrington Hyacinth 8

Garrett Behan

Class 83 - Sponsored by Edinburgh Clothing Company, Scotland National Junior Simmental Progeny Pair born on/after 1 September 2010 Pair

Sire / Dam

Owner

1

Doocastle Ben / Doocastle Bradly

Delfur T-Bone

Tom Meehan

2

Curaheen Charisma / Curaheen Cheyenne

Hillcrest Champion / Curaheen Washita

David Wall

3

Raceview CharoletteVivian515/Raceview CharoleteVivian516

Raceview Vivian Kim

P & M O`Connell

4

Auroch Bullet / Curaheen Courageous

Lamho’s Supery

David / James & David Wall

5

Jennalyn Brigadier Rose / Clonagh Bmw

Banwy T-Rex

Garrett & Lyndsey Behan

6

Broomfield Champion / Broomfield Belle

Milton Lord Tiffany / Brookwwod Jewell

Paul McArdle

Class 84 - Shorthalls Inns, Rahan, Tullamore National Senior Simmental Progeny Pair born on/before 31 August 2010 (based on progeny quality) Pair

Sire / Dam

Owner

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Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous / Jennalyn Adaline

Banwy T-Rex

Garrett & Lyndsey Behan

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Raceview Vivian Kim / Raceview Alica Kim

Raceview King / Ballingar Kim

P & M O`Connell

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Seepa Roxy / Seepa Annabelle

Hillcrest Jezabel

P & E Hennelly

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Monaduff Brook / Monaduff Aftereight

Newbiemains Versace

Alex Ross Jnr

5

Cruithill Buccaneer / Cruithill Barrister

Curaheen Wakeman

Ray Bracken

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Year Book 2012 National Livestock Show Champion: Banwy T-Rex This year’s National Livestock Show was without doubt the showing highlight of the year for ourselves with our senior herd sire, Banwy T-Rex not only retaining his national senior and overall male of the year championship, but also he secured his place in history by becoming the first animal in any breed to retain their National Livestock Show Championship for a third year in a row. His retirement from showing was announced during the parade of champions and was sealed with a kiss by National Livestock Show secretary, Freda Kinnarney. As a pedigree breeder there are many moments of greatness you enjoy, some of which you will only encounter once in a life time; a record price, your first championship, your first homebred championship, but for me the highlight so far has been parading this wonderful animal around the parade of champions that afternoon. Although this was T-Rex’s only outing of the year, his progeny have been very busy throughout Ireland and the UK. His first crop of autumn born calves stormed the spring sales with “Clonagh A Superstar” topping the Roscommon premier sale at €10,400 selling to Hazel and Stuart Stronach, Islavale Herd, Scotland. That same day saw “Clonagh Banwy’s Bad Boy” and “Clonagh Brenda Nanda” also head over to the UK. The Tullamore society sale also saw demand for T-Rex bulls with “Clonagh A T Tiger” selling for the second highest price of €4,100. On the show scene we had a very successful year with the aptly named “Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous” retaining her National title winning the intermediate and

reserve overall female title at Tullamore. She teamed up with another T-Rex daughter “Jennalyn Adaline” to be crowned national senior progeny pairs the same day. “Clonagh BMW” and “Jennalyn Brigadier Rose” placed second and third in the National yearling bull championship at the premier sale Roscommon in November. A T-Rex son “Addinstown Caesar” was North East Club Calf Champion and reserve national weanling bull champion in Strokestown, while “Carbery Bandit” was Southern Club September bull champion. Across the water, we were delighted to see T-Rex progeny competing with the best in the UK, “Jennalyn Anora” and “Clonagh Banwy’s Bad Boy” took home a number of red rosettes for their new owners. T-Rex has always received much admiration over the years from the general public at shows and events throughout the country and it is always nice to see familiar faces return to greet us from year to year. His placid nature has always been to his advantage getting plenty of rubs from adults and children alike. One of the most humbling moments of the day at Tullamore was the YISA members helping me get T-Rex ready for his overall championship, many thanks to Ciaran Kinahan, Ronan Touhy, John Conway and Sarah Murray for their help on the left hand side! T-Rex may have retired from the show ring, but we believe his progeny will continue his winning ways and until his show record is beaten he will remain on his throne as the true champion and king of the ring, but most importantly the king of our hearts. Lyndsey Behan Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Athlone Show 2011 Judge: Raymond O`Malley Class

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Owner

Overall Champion Simmental

Fearna Tiffany

Milton Lord Tiffany

Monaduff Jubilee

Neenan Bros

Reserve Champion

Clonagh Raven Kay

Marbelhill Liam

Clonagh Kay

Garrett Behan

Cow Class

1. Fearna Tiffany 2. Clonagh Raven Kay 3. Seepa Roxy

Milton Lord Tiffany Marbelhill Liam Rosten Barney

Monaduff Jubilee Clonagh Kay Hillcrest Jezebel

Neenan Bros Garrett Behan Paddy & Elaine Hennelly

Senior Heifer

1. 2. 3.

Raceview Winty Matilda Rathlee Andrea Fearna Aspan

Kilbride Farm Newry Curaheen Tyson Herkules

Raceview Matilda Stella Seaview Roxy Fearna Regal

Peter & Marion O`Connell Gerry Lenehan John Touhy

Intermediate Heifer

1. 2. 3.

Clonagh Absolutely Fab Jennalyn Amira Glywood Annie

Banwy T-Rex Banwy T-Rex Hillcrest Champion

Clonagh Shina Babe Jennalyn Scartlet Hillcrest Titsy

Garrett Behan John Reynolds William Connell

Junior Heifer

1. 2. 3.

Seepa Beryl Addinstown Belle Curaheen Bright Eyes

Milton Lord Tiffany Woodhall Premier Carnkern Titan

Seepa Pearl Addinstown Penelope Raceview Merle Beauty

Ger & Niall Dempsey David Caffrey David Wall

September Bull

1. 2.

Doocastle Ben Doocastle Bradly

Delfur T-Bone Delfur T-Bone

Drumnagar Rebecca Doocastle Wanda

Tom Meehan Tom Meehan

September Heifer

1. 2. 3.

Raceview Beauty Matilda Jennalyn Betty Boo Curaheen Brawn Eyes

Kilbride Farm Newry Banwy T-Rex Samark Superman

Raceview Matilda Stella Jennalyn Wee Duffy Auroch Wave

Peter & Marion O`Connell Lyndsey Behan David Wall

January Bull

1. 2. 3.

Highstreet Crunchie Monread Cruiser Raceview Comander

Hillcrest Butcher Celtic Starbuck Raceview Nigel

Highstreet Tiffany Clonagh Vesta Raceview Velvet Jade

Martin Doohan John Reynolds Peter & Marion O`Connell

January Heifer

1. 2. 3.

Clonagh Candy Raven Jennalyn Crystal Sapphire Curaheen Charimsa

Banwy T-Rex Banwy T-Rex Hillcrest Champion

Clonagh Raven Kay Milton Sapphire Curaheen Washita

Garrett Behan Lyndsey Behan David Wall

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M I S M R E Year Book 2012 O N M T N A A L L Our Simmental Cattle have proven themselves in the discerning feedlots of Italy Greece and Spain.

Meet the Daddies of our commercial and pedigree herds.

Curaheen Warrior: Easy Calving - Short gestation - Consistent

Heathbrow Niagara (HP): Easy Calving – Short gestation – Progeny grading E and U – Polled – Outcross Pedigree

Ardadoney VIP (HP) – Easy Calving – Calves have outstanding bone (great shoulder) and muscle – Polled – Outcross Pedigree

“Short Gestation, Easy calving, Easy fleshing, Polled cattle that deliver for the commercial Farmer” Raymond & Pauline O’Malley Purcellstown House Ardee Co Louth Irish Simmental Cattle Society Tel: 086 2427529 info@raymondomalley.com

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Carrick On Shannon Fat Stock Show 2011 Carrick on Shannon Winter fair 2011 National Commercial Simmental Maiden Heifer Champion & Overall Champion exhibited by the Kilkenny family, Twinford Co. Mayo. Sired by Curaheen Vio

Carrick on Shannon Winter Fair 2011 - National Commercial Simmental Yearling Heifer Champion & Reserve Overall exhibited by the Glennon family, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. Sired by Curaheen Whisperer

Carrick on Shannon Winter fair 2011 National Commercial Simmental Weanling Heifer Champion exhibited by the McPadden famil, Rhode, Co. Offaly. Sired by Ballybane WInd 68

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Carrick on Shannon Winter Fair National Commercial Simmental Bull Calf Champion exhibited by the McPadden Family, Rhode, Co. Offaly. Sired by Derrough Samual

Commercial Exhibitors Society at Stranorlar

Commercial Cattle Exhibitors Simmental Champion at Stranolar exhibited by the McPadden Family, Rhode, Co. Offaly Ballybane Wind

Commercial Cattle Exhibitors Simmental Reserve Champion at Stranolar exhibited by Gerry Lenehan, Easkey, Co. Sligo. Seepa Tee-Jay Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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Norbrook Simmental Ploughing Championship 2011 Raceview Beauty Matilda National Yearling Heifer Champion

Norbrook Simmental Ploughing Championship 2011 Sire: Kilbride Farm Newry Dam: Raceview Matilda-Stella

Brookwood Beauty National Yearling Heifer Reserve

Norbrook Simmental Ploughing Championship 2011 Sire: Milton Lord-Tiffany ET Dam: Brookwood Jewel

Curaheen Bossman

Ploughing Bull Champion

Norbrook Simmental Ploughing Championship 2011 Sire: Omorga Regan Dam: Curaheen Wynona ET

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Bull Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

1.

Curaheen Bossman

Omorga Regan

Curaheen Wynona ET

David Wall

2.

Doocastle Ben

Delfur T-Bone

Drumnagar Rebecca

Tom Meehan

3.

Auroch Bullet PP

Lamhoj Supery P

Curaheen Tatiana ET

James & David Wall

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Sire

Dam

Owner

1.

Raceview Beauty Matilda ET

Kilbride Farm Newry

Raceview Matilda-Stella ET

Peter & Marion O’Connell

2.

Brookwood Beauty ET

Milton Lord-Tiffany ET

Brookwood Jewel

Noel Woods

3.

Broomfield Belle ET

Milton Lord-Tiffany ET

Brookwood Jewel

Paul McArdle

Doocastle Ben

Ploughing Bull Reserve Champion Norbrook Simmental Ploughing Championship 2011 Sire: Delfur T-Bone Dam: Drumnagar Rebecca

Ploughing Bull 3rd - Auroch Bullet

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Celtic Sires National Simmental Calf Championships Strokestown 2011 National Heifer Calf Championship - Sponsored By Celtic Sires - Judge: Mr. John Moore 1

Raceview Candice Terona

Cairnview Snazzy

Corbally Triona

P & M O`Connell

2

Shiloh Farm Classy Lady

Cairnview Snazzy

Seaview Rennea

Sarah Murray

3

Clonguish Clara

Raceview King

Hillcrest Nuala

Joe & Sean McGarry

4

Curaheen Cheyenne

Hillcrest Champion

Curaheen Washita

David Wall

5

Clonguish Cora

Raceview King

Clonguish Lee

Joe & Sean McGarry

6

Lisnaboe Chrissie

Seepa Tee Jay

Shanaduff Trenda

Michael Donnegan

National Bull Calf Championship - Sponsored by Celtic Sires 1

Auroch Cyclone

Milton Lord Tiffany

Raceview Misty Jade

James & David Wall

2

Addinstown Ceaser

Banwy T-Rex

Addinstown Tiffany

David Caffrey

3

Curaheen Courageous

Lamhoy Supery

Boyher Katie

David Wall

4

Broomfield Champion

Milton Lord Tiffany

Brookwood Jewel

Paul McArdle

5

Broomfield Charlie

Kilbride Farm Newry

Broomfield Wee Della

Paul McArdle

6

Shiloh Chancer

Cairnview Snazzy

Kiltean Nabila

Hugh Murray

Raceview Candice Terona Celtic Sires National Heifer Calf Champion Strokestown

Sire: Cairnview Snazzy Dam: Corbally Triona

Auroch Cyclone

Celtic Sires National Bull Calf Champion Strokestown

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Celtic Sires National Bull Calf Reserve Champion Addinstown Cesar

Celtic Sires National Heifer Calf Reserve Champion Shiloh Farm Classy Lady

Celtic Sires National Bull Calf third Curaheen Courageous

Celtic Sires National Heifer Calf third Clonguish Clara

Strokestown OVERALL SIMMENTAL CHAMPION Animal Name

Sire

Dam

Owner

Fearna Tiffany

Milton Lord Tiffany

Monaduff Jubilee

Neenan Bros

Ballingar Kim

Peter & Marion O`Connell

Strokestown OVERALL RESERVE SIMMENTAL CHAMPION Raceview Alica Kim

Raceview King

Strokestown Overall Champion Fearna Tiffany

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Donegal

South Eastern Club North Eastern Club

Sligo Ballymote Strokestown Ballinrobe

Cavan

Roscommon Gort

Tullamore

Cappamore

Kilkenny Fermoy

Cork Barryroe

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South W

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Bantry

Virginia

North W

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Regional Club Officers 2012 WESTERN CLUB

NAME

CONTACT

President

Paddy Bones

094 9367412

Vice President

Ronnie Maguire

071 9639027

Chairman

Padraig Gallagher

087 7477099

Vice Chairman

Gerry Lenehan

087 9885166

Secretary

Sharon Clarke

086 1046081

Asst. Secretaries

Jodie McGeever & Declan Oats

Treasurer

Michael Oliver

086 8196511

Asst. Treasurer

Seamus Acton

086 8683615

PRO

Ann Corcoran

086 8235002

SOUTH EASTERN CLUB

NAME

CONTACT

Chairman

David Wall

086 2532859

Vice Chairman

Jerry Fogarty

086 6056545

Secretary

Gabrial McDonald

087 6387360

Treasurer

Ann Doyle

050 431323

Asst. Treasurer

Matty McDonald

053 9383157

SOUTHERN CLUB

NAME

CONTACT

President

Pat Lynch

Chairman

John Murphy

051-396317

Vice Chairman

Noel Jagoe

028-30974

Secretary

John Finnegan

086 8240258

Treasurer

Ava O’Leary

021 4875492

NORTH EASTERN CLUB

NAME

CONTACT

Chairperson

Joe Brady

086-2775887

Vice Chairman

Derek Costello

087-2866113

Secretary

Seam McGarry

086 3914632

Asst. Secretary

Paul McArdle

086-1760896

Treasurer

Gearoid Mulligan

043 84101

Asst. Treasurer

Frank Heslin

043 84431

NORTH WESTERN CLUB

NAME

CONTACT

Chairperson

Joe Peoples

074 9148361

Secretary / Treasurer

Feargal Doherty

086 3320891

SOUTH WESTERN CLUB

NAME

CONTACT

President

Paddy Quinlivan

065 6838549

Chairman

Seamus Aherne

061 381380

Vice Chairman

Val Cussen

087-9029094

Secretary

Martin Doohan

065 6835452

Asst. Secretary

Jennie Aherne

087-6336461

Treasurer

Helen Davis

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Presentation to Tom & Alison O'Riordan By the Western Simmental Club at their social night Western Club Agm The Western Simmental Club annual general meeting took place in January 2011 and the following were the club officers elected: Joint presidents Arthur Dillon & Paddy Bones, Vice president Ronnie McGuire, Chairman Gerry Lenehan, Vice Chairman Padraig Gallagher, Secretary Sharon Clarke, Asst Secretaries Jodie McGeever & Declan Oats, Treasurer Michael Oliver, Asst Treasurer Seamus Acton P.R.O Ann Corcoran. Calf Display Day The Western Simmental Club held a calf display day on the Slattery Family Farm Dunmore, Co. Galway (Knockatee Simmentals) on Sunday 29th of May. 28 calves were on display from 16 different sires. There were over 100 people in attendance. It was a great way to see how the sires were breeding. It also proved the perfect opportunity to talk to the breeders of the calves. Competitions were held on the day for guess the sire of the calves and guess the weight of a cow and heifer. Prizes for the day were sponsored by Celtic Sires, Progressive Genetics, Dovea AI , Bova AI, Eurogene AI, David Brickley, Garrett Beehan, Tommy Howley (Eurospar Dunmore),John Murphy, Tom Maloney, Connacht Gold Swinford & the Irish Simmental Cattle Society. The Western Simmental Club are most grateful for this sponsorship. The Club would like to most sincerely thank the Slattery Family for hosting the day and for the hospitality shown to everyone. Summer Shows Members from our club exhibited cattle at 17 summer shows during the show season. The Neenan Brothers, with Ferana Tiffaney, won 8 breed championships. Gerry Lenehan, with Rathlee Andrea, won 6 breed championships. Paddy and Elaine Hennelly won 2 breed championships with Seepa Roxy and Seepa Aster. Indeed it was a super year for the Western Simmental Club when

it came to Interbreed Championships. The Neenan Brothers Cow, Ferana Tiffaney, won 4 interbreeds. Gerry Lenehan’s Heifer, Rathlee Andrea won 4 interbreeds. Paddy & Elaine Hennelly’s Cow Seepa Roxy won 1 interbreed. Also, Paddy and Elaine Hennelly won the hotly contested interbreed group of three championship at Elphin show with Seepa Roxy, Aster & Annabelle. This year we held September Calf finals for the first time and these were kindly sponsored by Agri Lloyd. The finals were held at Enniscrone Show and were won by Tom & Chris Meehan (Male champion) and Michael Slattery (Female champion). Judge for the day was Seamus Aherne, Cappamore. Our January Calf finals were sponsored by Connacht Gold and were held at Ballinrobe show. Male calf champion was won by James McDonagh and female calf champion was won by Michael & Saorise Oliver. The Thomas Dunleavey Sponsored Connacht Cow Championship was also held at Ballinrobe show. This was won by the Neenan Bros with Ferana Tiffaney. The Judge for the day was David Brickley, Laois. Bonniconlon show played host to the Western People Connacht Heifer championship. This was won by Rathlee Andrea. The V.K Agri Recycling, All Ireland Simmental X Heifer final was also held at the Bonniconlo show and was won by a heifer exhibited by Michael Oliver. The Judge on the day was Peter O’Connell, Mallow. The Western Simmental club would like to say a huge thanks to all judges who gave of their time and judged in our club area. National Success It was a great day for our club at the National Simmental finals held at Tullamore Show. Saoirse Oliver won the young Simmental handler competition. Gerry Lenehan’s Heifer Rathlee Andrea won the National senior heifer final and Tom & Chris Meehan won the junior progeny pair with their yearling bulls Doocastle Ben & Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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A section of the crowd pictured at the Openday Club Calf Display held at Slatterys Farm, Dunmore Bradley and the Neenean Bros with their cow Ferana Tiffaney, won the senior cow final and Tiffaney went on to be crowned Female Champion and Reserve overall Simmental Champion. Tiffaney also wins the RDS Champion of Champion award. National Simmental x titles were won by club members David Kilkenny senior Simmental x Heifer and Michael Glennon Yearling Simmental x Heifer at the winter fair in Carrick on Shannon. Ballymote Commercial Sale The Simmental x sale took place on sat 1st of October where new records were achieved for cattle sold. Top price for and Incalf heifer was €4,340 sold by Gerry lenehan and purchased by Eugene & Tony Hughes Carrickmore Tyrone. Top price for a maiden was €3,300 for a heifer sold by Michael Oliver to David Kilkenny Augamore Mayo and top price weanling was sold by John Gallagher Bonniconlon for a heifer weighing 405kgs and selling for €1,250. The Arthur Dillon Cup was presented to Gerry lenehan for the highest priced animal at the sale by the Dillon family in memory of Arthur. Death Occurs of Club President The Club were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Arthur Dillon our club president which took place during the year. Arthur was a true gentleman and also held the position our club treasurer for a number of years and was held in high esteem in our club. He was instrumental in the setting up of the Simmental x sale in Ballymote and will be greatly missed by all club members. The club wish to extend sympathy to his family and his love for Simmental cattle will live on through his son David and Grandson Rory who continue to run the Cillard Simmental Herd.

were 1st Saroise Oliver 2nd Alan Filan and 3rd Jason McDonagh. Senior Stockperson winners 1st Shane Silke 2nd Ann Corcoran 3rd John Anderson. The Senior Stockperson sponsored by Gerry Lenehan and the winner received the Larkhill & Chaffpool perpetual cup, Also in attendance were some of our club sponsors and I would like to take this opportunity to most sincerely thank all our sponsors for their support and it would not be possible to run the club without them. I would like to welcome all new members to our club and to wish all our club members and fellow breeders throughout the country a successful year breeding Simmentals in 2012. Gerry Lenehan Chairman

Awards & Social Night Our Awards & social night took place in the McWillam Park Hotel Claremorris on Saturday 26th of November. Mr Tom O’Riordan Society president and his wife Alison were our guests on the night. Tom gave an inspiring speech on the night. He congratulated all who had won National titles at the Tullamore show and presented each winner with a framed photo of them, with their champion animal, at the Tullamore show. Other awards presented were Junior Stockperson and the winners

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McWillam Park Hotel Claremorris Saturday 26th November 2011 Saorise Oliver Winner of the young stockperson

Shane Silke Winner of the Senior stockperson

Alan Filan 2nd in the Young stockperson

John Anderson 3rd in senior stockperson pictured receiving his award from Gerry Lenehan also in pic Tom O'Riordan society president and Sharon Clarke Club Secretary

Western Simmental club Yisa members with their awards

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Rathlee Andrea Simmental Champion & Interbreed Champion Enniscrone Show

Rathlee Andrea The Western People sponsored Connacht Heifer pic with Aidan McNulty (Western People Sponsors) & Gerry Lenehan

Michael Oliver Pic with the Vk Agri All Ireland Simmental x Heifer at Bonniconlon Show Also in Pic is Vincent Kearney (Sponsor)

Dunleaveys sponsored Connacht cow champion at Ballinrobe show pictured with the Neenan Brothers Ballyhaunis, Thomas Dunleavey(sponsor) and David Brickley judge.

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Agri Lloyd Yearling Male Champion Doocastle Ben Pic at Enniscrone show with Chris Meehan (owner) Ian Henry Agri Lloyd sponsors & Seamus Aherne Judge 11

Seamus Acton pictured with the Sept Heifer Class winner at Oughterard Show

Connacht Gold Male champion pic with James & Jason McDonagh owners David Brickley judge & Thomas Dunleavy

Connacht Gold Champion Pic with Michael & Saorise Oliver owners and Judge David Brickley and Thomas Dunleavey

Knockatee Bridie the Agri Lloyd Western Club Yearling Heifer champion pictured with Seamus Aherne Judge, Ian Henry Agri-Lloyd, Michael Slattery Jnr & Snr

Seepa Roxy Interbreed Champion at Erris Show

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In Remembrance Arthur Dillon The death occurred recently of one of nature’s true gentlemen Arthur Dillon. Arthur Dillon was born in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath on 15th August 1931. His family supplied milk in the village, ran a shop and farmed land close to the village of Kilbeggan. After completing his primary education in Kilbeggan and his secondary education in Tyrellspass, Arthur went to Warrenstown Agricultural College in 1948 graduating from there in 1949. He spent the next few years working on various farm enterprises in the greater Dublin area before joining the Department of Agriculture as an Agricultural Officer in 1956. His first posting was to Clover Meats in Waterford. A few years later he requested a move nearer to his birthplace. In 1958, the proud owner of a new Ford Anglia, he crossed the Curlew mountains for the first time to take up his appointment in the District Veterinary Office in Sligo. For the next thirty eight years (except for a brief stint in Donegal in the mid sixties) he served the farming community of Sligo/Leitrim from his base in Sligo D.V.O. He witnessed huge changes in the livestock sector as a Department Official – the decline of the village fairs, the arrival of the livestock mart, and the demise of the rural small scale butcher. He also oversaw large numbers of live cattle leaving Sligo port by boat for Scotland and by road to the North of Ireland. As well as his official job Arthur had a huge interest in and ‘gra’ for livestock and had a keen eye for a good beast. After setting up home with his beloved wife Breid on their small holding on the outskirts of Sligo town he bought and sold #

breeding heifers and in- calf heifers for many years. He also began breeding pedigree Hereford cattle in the early 1970’s. Around this time he became involved with the Midland and Western Cattle Improvement Society in Carrick on Shannon. Arthur was sure to be one of the first people you would meet when you arrived at the Carrick bull sales and would always have time for a chat. He never missed a bull sale in February or April and he was President and joint Treasurer on different occasions. He also served as secretary of the Connacht Hereford Club and was on the Hereford Council for two terms. In the late 1980’s he started to breed purebred Simmental cattle showing the love he had for Red and White Cattle. Arthur was a keen cattle judge and could be seen judging Herefords or Simmentals at summer shows. He enjoyed good success breeding Simmentals where he was successful in breeding and exhibiting the All Ireland Simmental Bull Calf Champion at Strokestown show, but he also recognised that there was a home and export market for crossbred Simmental heifers for breeding. Arthur was instrumental along with other committee members of the Western Simmental Club in the setting up of the Simmental x Sale in Ballymote mart. They organised the first Crossbred Simmental sale in Ballymote Mart in October 1995 and this now is an annual event going from strength to strength each year. Perhaps the most memorable time of Arthur’s career in farming and cattle was in August 2000 when the World Simmental Congress spent a day on his farm. It was a most enjoyable time for him. Arthur also served as treasurer of the Western Simmental Club and at the time of his death was the club president. Arthur is survived by his beloved wife Breid, son David, daughters, Rosemary & Ann, Daughter in Law Éilis and Grandchildren, Eimear& Rory. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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“Seepa Roxy”

Sired by Rosten Barney and out of Hillcrest Jezebel with her March 2011 born heifer calf sired by Thornyhill Supremo. “Roxy” was Champion Simmental and Interbreed Champion at Summer Shows 2011.

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Paddy & Elaine Hennelly Creggconnell, Rosses Point, Co Sligo Tel. 086-8050919 086-3699518 Email hennellypj@eircom.net

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Rathlee Andrea Sired by Curaheen Tyson National Senior Heifer Champion 2011

Rathlee Simmentals National Champions in Ireland and the UK! 2011 was a great year for Rathlee Simmentals when Rathlee Ben won the Junior National Male Champion and Reserve Overall Male Champion at the English National Show held at the Three Counties Show in June 2011. We would like to congratulate Julie & Ian Turvey Shannock Simmentals with their success with Rathlee Ben and look forward to seeing his progeny. Rathlee Andrea was National Simmental Senior Heifer Champion at Tullamore 2011 and won 12 red rosettes 6 breed championships & 4 interbreed championships during the summer shows. Andrea has calved a heifer calf by Omorga Regan, Jan`12

Gerry Lenehan

Rathlee Ben National Junior Simmental Male Champion & Reserve Overall Male Champion at the English National show pic with Ian Turvey (Owner)

Eugene & Tony Hughes Carrickmore Tyrone pictured receiving their prize for purchasing the highest priced in-calf heifer €4320 from Michael Oliver & Gerry Lenehan seller

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The Rathlee Herd had a great day at the Simmental X sale at Ballymote breaking new records with the top price for an incalf heifer of €4340 and second highest price of €3,420 for another incalf heifer and had an average of €2,352 for 8 heifers sold. We would like to wish every success to all who purchased our heifers at the sale.

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Sylvester was exported to Scotland to join the successful DIRNANEAN SIMMENTAL herd (McGowan Family) as a New Stock Bull. Sylvester semen is still available from Carroward Simmentals.

SIRE

Hillcrest Sylvester (HSY)

MONADUFF LEGEND

DAM

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HILLCREST JACQUELINE ET

DIRNANEAN NUGGET MONADUFF GRACE SACOMBE WISHFULL THINKING CAMUS SOLITARE

Hillcrest Sylvester sired both Western Club Calf champion 2011

Larragan Chris

Lisnacrann Cinderella

CARMEL & Tom Maloney Carroward, Bohola, Claremorris, Co. Mayo Tel: 00353 949384904 Mob: 00353 879197006 Irish Simmental Cattle Society email: tommaloney2007@hotmail.com

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NEWBIEMAINS VERSACE Senior Herd Sire Sire: Kilbride Farm Rainman Dam: Millwood Nina

MONADUFF LORD

HILLCREST BUTCHER

Semen of Monaduff Lord and Hillcrest Butcher is available from Progressive Genetics Enfield Co. Meath.

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Aiming for Perfection

Soirse Oliver Winner of the Simmental Young Members Handlers Class at the National Livestock Show Tullamore pictured with

Lisnacrann Cinderella

Sire: Hillcrest Sylvester, Dam: Hillcrest Lucy

Breeding Pedigree Cattle since 1977

Visitors always welcome

Michael & Breda Oliver Tullinacurra, Swinford, Co. Mayo Tel: 086-8196511

Cinderella - Western Club Calf Champion 2011

Best of luck to the Ashmore Family, Ferns, Co. Wexford (Corah Simmentals) with their purchase at Tully in October `11 “LIsnacrann Big Sylvester� Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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North Eastern Simmental Club Report 2011 The Premier Sale in Roscommon started off slow but picked up well as younger bulls and heifers were a good trade with some Club members getting on very well. John Dunne got €4100 for his Milton Lord Tiffany sired bull and Joe Brady sold a Drumnagar Terror sired bull for €3000.

There was a very strong trade at the second spring in Tullamore and Club member Elizabeth Ormiston sold her 13 month old bull for €2700. Also in May the Tully Bull sale took place with small number of Simmental bulls on test selling very well, Club members cattle also sold well with Paul Mc Ardle selling his Cairnview Snazzy bull for €3400. The highlight of the year was our show season with our qualifying shows held at Dundalk, Bailieborough, Longford, Arva, Castleblaney, Cloone and Tydavent and Mohill. We had a very good display of cattle at our club finals at Virigina show.

In August Teagasc and the North Eastern Club had an open evening on Joe Brady’s farm. There was a great display of Simmental cattle. It opened suckler farmers’ eyes to what Simmental had to offer. In September Sean Mc Garry was elected to Council in replace of Thomas Donohoe who resigned from Council. This year’s Ploughing Championship went very well. Paul Mc Ardle, Noel Woods, Chris White and Joe Mc Garry represented the club with cattle at this event. At Roscommon in November, the autumn Premier sale was an excellent trade throughout. Noel Woods sold his in calf Heifer for €3700 and John Canty sold his bull for €2700. Our AGM and dinner was held in the Kilmore Hotel Cavan on Friday night the 2nd of December. Noel Woods won “Show Herd of the Year”. A good night was enjoyed by all.

The Senior Male Champion was Colmcille Bestmate owned by GeariodMulligan . The Senior Female Champion was Brookwood Beauty ET owned by Noel Woods. The Junior Female Champion Clonguish Clara owned by Joe Mc Garry and Junior Male Champion was Addinstown Caeser owned by David Caffery who went on to win the overall Club Champion with Clonguish Clara in Reserve. I would like to thank the members for exhibiting their stock. The National Finals were held at Tullamore Show. The Club was well represented at this Show. Joe Mc Garry’s heifer Clonguish Bluebell won the Junior Heifer class. Noel Woods heifer Brookwood Beauty ET was 2ndin the yearling class. David Caffery was 3rdin the junior cow class and January bull calf class

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The North East Simmental Club Show Herd of the year winner Noel Woods pictured receiving his award from Joe Brady with Sean McGarry & Elizabeth Ormiston

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Teagasc & N.E. Club Openday at Drumnagar Simmentals 2011

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Virginia Show

Judge: Cecil McIlwaine

Class

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Overall Champion

Clonguish Bluebell

Raceview King

Hillcrest Nuala

Joe & Sean McGarry

North East Club Sept Heifer Final

1. Brookwood Beauty ET 2. Broomfield Belle ET 3. Broomfield Bambi

Milton Lord Tiffany Milton Lord Tiffany Cairnview Snazzy

Brookwood Jewel Brookwood Jewel Broomfield T-Edele

Noel Woods Paul McArdle Paul McArdle

North East Club Sept Bull Final

1. Colmcille Best Mate 2. Barnattin Bart 3. Barnattin Buster

Delfur T-Bone Seepa Tee-Jay Seepa Tee-Jay

Colmcille Princess Barnattin Laura Barnattin Jill

Geariod Mulligan Derek Costello Derek Costello

North East Club Jan Bull Final

1. Addinstown Caesar 2. Brookwood Champion 3. Brookwood Crown

Banwy T-Rex Milton Lord Tiffany Dirnanean Nuggett

Addinstown Tiffany Brookwood Jewel Brookwood Tarah

David Caffrey Noel Woods Noel Woods

North East Club Jan Heifer Final

1. Clonguish Clara 2. Clonguish Cora 3. Lianaboe Chrissie

Raceview King Raceview King Seepa Tee-Jay

Hillcrest Nuala Clonguish Lee Shanaduff Trenda

Joe & Sean McGarry Joe & Sean McGarry Michael Donnegan

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FBD NE Club Jan Bull Calf Champion Addinstown Ceaser

FBD NE Club Jan Heifer Calf Champion Clonguish Clara

Liffey Meats NE Club Sept Heifer Champion Brookwood Beauty

Lakeland Dairies NE Club Sept Bull Champion Colmcille Best Mate

Breeding CHAMPIONS

Clonguish Bambi - Female of the year 2011 N. Ireland for the McDonald Family, Co. Fermanagh.

Clonguish Bluebell, National Junior Heifer Champion at Tullamore Show

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Southern Simmental Club Report 2011 Once again, Southern Club members had a great year both in the sales rings and on the show scene. Excellent prices were achieved for both pedigree and commercial Simmental cattle, reflecting increased confidence in the Beef sector. Pedigree Simmental cattle not alone sold well in Ireland but many sold went to Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. The Southern Club AGM was held in February 2011. Mr John Murphy, Knockane Simmentals was elected as Chairman, Mr John Finnegan, Leeherd Simmentals as Secretary and Ms. Ava O’Leary, Seaview Simmentals as Treasurer. Once again, our Bull Sale was held at Cork Marts Bandon, where Mr William O’Riordan, Bridgemount Simmentals had the Champion and good prices were achieved. The Club continues to enjoy great support from our sponsors which is much appreciated. McDonnell Brothers sponsored our September Calf Final. This final was held at Barryroe Show. Our judge on the day was Mr Gerry Linehan. As usual, there was a high quality turnout of animals for the event. Results: Southern Club McDonnell’s September Bull Final: First – Keith Vickery, Carbery Simmentals Southern Club McDonnell’s September Heifer Final: First – Peter O’Connell, Raceview Simmentals Our January Calf Final sponsored by Southern Mills was held in Bantry and was judged by Mr David Hazelton from Northern Ireland. Southern Club Southern Mills January Bull Final: First – Noel Jagoe, Dermody Simmentals Southern Club Southern Mills January Heifer Final: First – Peter O’Connell, Raceview Simmentals A word of gratitude to Mr Ross Bateman, Slieveroe Simmentals & Bateman Photography, for taking lots of photos throughout the show season. Teagasc held a Field Evening at Mr Ger Dineen’s farm in Kilnamartra, Co Cork in August 2011. Michael Bourke from Teagasc gave an outline of the cattle on Ger’s farm and Ms. Rose Goulding from Munster AI spoke on aspects of Simmental cattle breading. Brochures and leaflets were distributed to the large crowd in attendance. A big thank you to our host farmer and to all who attended. Ger is very keen to promote Simmental cattle and we thank him for his support. All who attended were of the agreement that the quality of Simmental animals on display were of a tremendous standard & a credit to the Dineen Family. In October, Peter O’Connell & Family, of Raceview Simmentals held their 4th Production sale at Corrin Mart, Fermoy. The sale proved to be a huge success with animals exported to Northern Ireland & mainland UK. We congragulate the O’Connell Family on their success. The club would like to thank Mr John Murphy for his good work in representing the Simmental Society at ICBF meetings throughout the year. 94

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Finally, on July 16th, 2011, our Simmental Society President Tom O’Riordan and his wife Alison celebrated their wedding day. All those who attended enjoyed the happy occasion & the Southern Club would like to wish Tom & Alison every happiness in the future. I would like to thank all club members for their support and assistance throughout the year. Thanks to everyone and best of luck in 2012. John Finnegan Secretary Southern Club

Open Day in Kilnamartyra

In July the Southern Club in conjunction with Teagasc held a very successful open day on the farm of Ger Dineen, Kilnamartyra, Co. Cork. Pictured above is Ger addressing the gathering and a selection of the animals on display

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Year Book 2012 Barryroe Show – Southern Club September Finals Judge: Gerry Lenehan Class Southern Club Sept Heifer Final

Southern Club Sept Bull Final

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Owner

1. Raceview Beauty Matilda

Kilbride Farm Newry

Raceview Matilda Stella

Peter & Marion O`Connell

2. Castlegale

Carnkern Titan

Castlegale Lady

John Fox

3. Bridgemount Brooklyn

Glebefarm Tysom

Bawntemple Letty

William O`Riordan

1. Carbery Bandit

Banwy T-Rex

Carbery Melody

Keith Vickery

2. Bridgemount Bengy

Samark Superman

Bridgemount Vicky

William O`Riordan

3. Seaview Brandon

Herrscher

Faran Petal

Tony O`Leary

Bantry Show – Southern Club January Finals Judge: Seamus Aherne Class Southern Club January Heifer Final

Southern Club January Bull Final

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Owner

1. Raceview Candice Terona

Cairnview Snazzy

Corbally Teroma

Peter & Marion O`Connell

Dermody Tara

Noel Jagoe

Raceview Vivian Kim

Peter & Marion O`Connell

Dermody Susie

Noel Jagoe

Dermody Polly

Keith Vickery

Corah Sophie

Gordan Salter

2. Dermody Crisp 3. Raceview Charlotte Vivian 1. Dermody Charlie 2. Carbery Caesar 3. Mohona Colm

Banwy T-Rex

Raceview Vince Hillcrest Butcher Omorga Volvo Omorga Volvo

Southern Club Sept Heifer Champion and Overall Simmental at Barryroe Show “Raceview Beauty Matilda pictured with Gerry Lenehan Judge & Peter O`Connell

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Southern Club Sept Bull Champion at Barryroe Show “Carbery Bandit” pictured with Gerry Lenehan Judge & Keith Vickery


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Dunmanway Show Simmental Champion Seaview Benson shown by Ava O`Leary

CLONAKILTY & CORK SHOW CHAMPION Raceview Wyntie Matilda

Championship line at Barryroe Show

Interbreed Pairs Champions at Midleton Show Raceview Simmentals

BANDON SHOW Male CHAMPION Bridgemount Bengy - William O'Riordan

Dermody Charlie - Southern Simmental Club Jan Bull Calf Champion 2011

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S L A T N Year Book SEAV2012 E IEW SIMM Est. 1989

Seaview Tommy

Seaview Prince Charming

SEAVIEW BENSON Reserve National Junior Bull, Tullamore show 2011 New herd sire for C.H. Carter, beeches herd uk.

FOR SALE

Seaview Cinderella Hockenhull Maverick x Seaview Sindy Born April 2011

ONE TO WATCH FOR 2012

Seaview Caesar Hillcrest Butcher x Farran Petal Born October 2011

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Visitors and Enquiries always welcome O’Leary Family, 28 Westcourt Heights, Ballincollig, Co. Cork Tel: Tony (087) 2668494, Ava (087) 7846856 Email: Seaviewsimmentals@gmail.com Irish Simmental Cattle Society


Irish Simmental Cattle Society KNOCKANE SIMMENTALS PRESENTS Year Book 2011 CURAHEEN VIO (CQA) Ireland’s No.1 Beef Bull across all breeds for Suckler Beef Value: €206- as rated by ICBF (Dec. 2011)

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National Yearling Champion 2008, Ploughing Bull 2008, Beef Expo Winner 2008

Sire: Hillcrest Champion Dam: Raceview Merle Beauty

Curaheen Vio semen available for Pedigree & Commercial use (Semen already exported to Denmark, Austria & UK)

Contact: John & Theresa Murphy, Knockane, Annestown, Co. Waterford Home: 000 353 51 396317 Mobile: 000 353 87 7729684 Email: info@knockanesimmentals.com

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“Raceview Vivian Kim” The National Simmental Junior Cow Champion at the National Livestock Show Tullamore

Norbrook Simmental Ploughing Championship 2011 Yearling Heifer Champion Raceview Beauty Matilda

Strokestown - Celtic Sires National Heifer Calf Champion Raceview Candice Terona

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BANDON SHOW MALE CHAMPION Bridgemount Bengy - William O'Riordan

Kilkenny sale March `11 Champion Bridgemount Ambassador

LEEHERD SIMMENTALS Breeding Simmentals for Commercial Farmers

Leeherd Barclay

Sire: Kilbride Farm Newry Dam: Lackabawn Hanna • Top Simmental at Tully in April `11. • Average Daily Weight gain of 2.8kgs / day on Test • Sold to Louth Suckler Farmer, Anthony Brennan for €5000

John Finnegan, Nadrid, Coachford, Co. Cork Tel: 086-8240258 Visitors Welcome

www.leeherdsimmentals.com

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South Eastern Club Report March Premier Show and Sale Club member, David Wall, exhibited the overall Male Champion “Curaheen Bandit”, who later sold to H.A. and W.S. Stronach, Banffshire, Scotland for €9,200. Top price of the day went to Garrett Behan for the Class Winner “Clonagh A Superstar”, who sold also to H.A. and W.S. Stronach for €10,400. Tullamore May Sale Club member, Ray Bracken, had the Overall Male Champion “Cruithill Banker”, and top price of €4,700 when he sold to Moira Laven, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

September 2010 Bull Class - Curaheen Bossman exhibited by David Wall National Intermediate Heifer and reserve female champion – Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous exhibited by Garret Behan National Junior Bull – Clonagh Armani exhibited by Garrett Behan

Reserve champion went to Garret Behan for his bull “Clonagh AT Tiger” who sold for €4,100 to William Smith, Geashill, Tullamore.

January Bull – Curaheen Courageous ET exhibited by David Wall National Senior Priogeny Pair – Clonagh/Jennelyn Bawny T Rex pair exhibited by Garrett and Lyndsey Behan National Senior Bull and over all male champion – Bawny T Rex exhibited by Garrett Behan

Ray Bracken also had the Champion and Reserve Champion Heifers. The Champion “Cruithill Blondie” sold to Patrick Buckley, Tullamore for €4,000. The Reserve “Cruithill Britney” sold to James Muldowney, thurles, for €3,100.

Ploughing Championships Were held again in Athy, Kildare. There was great interest in the Simmental Cattle. The ploughing Bull was won by David Wall with Curaheen Bossman.

November Premier Sale Our club members had a very successful time at the November sale. Hugh Murray, exhibited the Champion and Reserve

The club ran a raffle in conjunction with the society for a crossbred heifer which was a great success. Our thanks to all those who helped with the selling of tickets.

Champion Weanling Heifers. Champion “Shiloh Cherry” sold for €5,100. Reserve Champion “Shiloh-farm Classy Lady” sold for €5,100.

Elections Garrett Behan was elected to the council to replace retiring member, Albert Bagnal.

Garrett Behan exhibited the Reserve Yearling Champion Bull”Clonagh BMW” who later sold for €3,750. Garrett also exhibited the reserve yearling Champion Heifer who sold later for €4,100.

Sponsorship The club would like to thank our sponsors Slaney Foods, Burdens, Dovea Genetics . Their support is very much appreciated. Wishing all club members and purchasers of our Simmental cattle continuous success in 2012.

David Wall exhibited the Class Winner “Curaheen Buck ET”and top price bull at €6,100. But it was in the draft sale for the Auroch Herd of James and David Wall that the top priced Heifer was to be found “Auroch Banshee ET” full sister to “Curaheen Tyson” and “Vio”. Sold for €17,000 to the Corby family, Newtowngore. Second highest price “Auroch Belle” sold for €8,000 to Padge Mullhare, “Hillcrest Herd”.

Gabriel McDonald Club Secretary

Other prices: Angela Brickley - Celtic Bentley €4,500. Raymond Bracken - Cruithill Bullseye €4,400. Summer shows Numbers were down at all of our summer shows. But we still had a very strong final in tullow on Sunday 21st August. Slaney foods calf finals: September Bull Champion - Curaheen Bossman September Heifer Champion - Jennalyn Betty B00 January Bull Champion - Curaheen Courageous January Heifer Champion - Shiloh Farm, Classy Lady ET Tullamore show There was a super line up of cattle at the National Livestock Show and the South Eastern Club was well represented, taking the overall male championship and also wining the following classes. 102

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Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous

Overall Simental Champion, Interbreed Champion at Enniscorthy Show and Champion at Tinahely

Curaheen Couraheaus January Bull Calf Champion

Shiloh Herd Classy Lady Jan Heifer Calf Champion, Tinahely Reserve Champion and Clonaslee Show Champion

Seepa Beryl 1st prize 2010 Heifer Class

Jennalyn Betty Boo September Heifer Calf Champion

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Naturally Superior

Premier Show & Sale Roscommon Nov 2011 Shiloh Cherry – Champion Weanling Heifer & joint top price. Sold to the Kennedy Family, Lisburn. Shiloh-Farm Classy Lady – Reserve Champion Weanling Heifer & joint top price. Sold to the Hayes Family, Lisburn. Shiloh-Farm Classy Chick – 3rd Prize Weanling Heifer & 3rd highest price. Sold to Smith Family, Drumsleed, Scotland.

At Shiloh, we have built a small herd from great foundations, deep pedigree dam lines with exceptional maternal traits proven to breed quality, generation after generation. We only use select AI Sires and Embryo Transfer to further strengthen our foundation base. AI Sires for 2011-12 are: Butcher; Herkules; Dynamite, Siegfried, Anchor & T-Rex.

Future

Quality & Performance

T-Rex X Stunner

Style & Consistency

Stars

Herrscher X Barrister

Herkules X Butcher

Dynamite X Butcher

Herkules X Butcher

Contact: Hugh & Helena Murray

FOR SALE

‘Shiloh’, Parkwood, Moate, Co Westmeath.

 BULLS  HEIFERS  EMBRYOS

Tel: + 353 906481277 Mob: + 353 86 8154932 E-mail: hugh.murray123@gmail.com

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Clonagh & Jennalyn Open Day

A Simmental Open Day was held on the farm of Garrett & Lyndsey Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise on Saturday 4th June 2011. This event was very well attended by breeders from all over the country. The afternoon kicked off with a stock judging event with three groups of cattle; four working cows, four maiden heifers by Banwy T-Rex and four ET full brothers by Banwy T-Rex. Master judge for the day was Joe Wilson, Ballinlare Farm Herd, Northern Ireland who kindly travelled down with his wife Phyllis for the day. A bonus prize was also given for the closest weight guess on the herds junior herd sire, Clonagh Armani who was also on display in the main yard. While the score cards were being added, the crowd were given a tour of the main herd divided into various batches with commentary being given on each breeding cow by Garrett. With docility being a major focus of the herd, this was well demonstrated by both cows and calves very curious about their many admirers (apart from a certain camera shy Cork lady!). The two herd sires Banwy T-Rex and Clonagh Wonderboy were both seen running with the herd and very much in their working clothes. Calves on displays were by Banwy T-Rex, Marblehill Liam, Cairnview Snazzy, Samark Superman and Omorga Volvo. Pat Donnellan and Martina Moran from ICBF were also present to answer any questions regarding Herd Plus and kindly provided a Suckler Cow herd report to accompany the herd brochure.

Refreshments were kindly sponsored by Charles Wynne Feeds and much appreciated by all after a long day. Society President, Tom O’Riordan, commended the Behan and Stone families on the excellent facilities provided for visitors, as well as the cattle presented and praised the obvious knowledge and passion Garrett has for his cattle and the Simmental breed. Stock judging results as follows: Senior: 1st. Paddy Bones 2nd Padraig Gallagher 3rd Ger Fogerty Intermediate: 1st Craig Stone 2nd Thomas Briody 3rd Shane Gilsenan Junior: 1st Claire O’Connell 2nd Sean and David Brady (joint winners) 3rd Sarah Fegan Guess the weight of the bull: Philip Fennelly The Behan family would like the thank Peadar for all of his help in organising this event and our generous sponsors Sligo AI, Thomas Hoyne and Charles Wynne Feeds and our Master Judge, Joe and Phyllis Wilson. Irish Simmental Cattle Society

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HILLCREST CHAMPION

Limited Supply of Champion (HCC) semen for sale.

€100 Per Straw

Contact Padge to order. Distribution from Progressive Genetics, Enfield.

“Hillcrest Champion, Still the real Champion”

Auroch Banshee ET

Auroch Belle

Sire: Hillcrest Champion Record Priced Heifer At Simmental Society sale at €17000 when purchased by the Corby Family, Newtowngore.

Latest addition to the Hillcrest Herd (Purchased at Simmental Premier Show & Sale)

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Padge Mulhare, The Cross, Cloghan, Co.Offaly. Tel: 087 2571676

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SHEESTOWN TZAR SIRE

CAMUS VIBRANT DAM

SHEESTOWN ABIGAIL

HOCKENHULL MARVEL

SXZ A.I. CODE

1st Progeny hit the ground running.

STAR FANNY HAMLET JUTTA IMP. 78

SEMEN FOR SALE €30 PER STRAW CONTACT: IRISH SIMMENTAL SOCIETY TEl: 057-93-24577 Irish Simmental Cattle Society 107


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glebefarm laura Dam of Glebefarm Reputation Supreme Champion Perth 2005

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CURAHEEN

SireD by AUROCH ACE

David Wall

SIRED BY APOSTLE

AUROCH James Wall and David Wall Jnr.

T: 086 2532859 E: djwall@eircom.net DAKOTA (DAM: TATIANA,SIre: Sylvester)

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POLLE Sold to Mark Young for 4600

Royalty €60 / £45

Curaheen Bossman joins Curaheen Apostle at NCBC CURAHEEN BANDIT ET - Sold to Islavale Herd at Spring 2011 Premier Sale for €9200

National Champion for Sale Roscommon Premier March 2012 Curaheen Buckshot, sold to Alan Clarke for €3900

Auroch Cyclone, 2011 All-Ireland Bull Calf Champion, full brother to Champion Simmental bull in Tully 2011. Maternal brother to Ace & Whiskey. For Sale Premier Sale in Roscommon (31.3.2012)

Curaheen Buck, sold to James Alexander for €6100 Banshee sold to Corbally Family €17000

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Auroch Bullet, sold to James Costello, Seaford Herd for €5300

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Auroch Belle sold to Hillcrest Herd €8000

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Ballybane simmEntals Year Book 2012 Irish Simmental Cattle Society

established 1971

Where Quality Breeds Quality

CURAHEEN WHISKEY NEW HERD SIRE PICTURED AT ROSCOMMON APRIL ‘09

SIRE: HOCKENBULL MAVERICK DAM: RACEVIEW MISTY JADE

Semen for sale from Ballybane Lad (BLA) – Very Easy Calving (suitable for heifers) To Order: Contact Irish Simmental Cattle Society (057 9324577)

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BODYBUILDER ANATRIM VIVA (ET)

ANATRIM THERESA

CARNKERN TITAN ANATRIM LUCKY ET ANATRIM JACOB ANATRIM GORGEOUS

National Bull Calf Champion 2010 Bulls and Heifers for Sale from new stock Sire: Anatrim Viva Semen for Sale • Anatrim Jacob ANJ €60 • Celtic Highflyer HYC €40 Enquiries: David and Miriam Brickley Coolrain, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Tel: 057-8735210 Mob: 087-2999127

INTRODUCING

PADORO SIMMENTALS AUROCH BANSHEE ET

Purchased as Foundation Female Nov `11 Sire: Hillcrest Champion Dam: Raceview Merle Beauty Full Sister to: • Curaheen Tyson (Record Priced bull at €20,000) • Curaheen Vio (Rated the top bull across all breeds in SBV ICBF Dec `11) • Curaheen Tammi (3 times National Champion) • Curaheen Bandit (Champion at Premier Show & Sale March `11)

Corby Family, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim Irish 086-1777830 Simmental Cattle Society

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RACEVIEW MERLE-BEAUTY

Wakeman Son

TEVIOT PANTHER CARNKERN NATASHA RACEVIEW KING KILMICHAEL BEAUTY

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RAY BRACKEN, CRUIT HSE, DAINGEAN, TULLAMORE, CO. OFFALY • TEL: 086-8759765 Curaheen Wakeman semen available from Irish Simmental Society Tel: 057 93 24577

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Progeny Successes 2011

Celtic Comet P

by the same sire as Campari PP

Celtic Bryan

Glenturk Bonanza

Towerhill Christy

ScribbyFarms Cracker

by Curaheen Tyson, Class winner at Great Yorkshire and Royal Norfolk Shows for Key and Thursford Herds

by Glebefarm Tyson, sold to Drumsleed Herd of Gerald and Morag Smith, Scotland

by Celtic Rock, Calf Champion, Borderway Agri Expo ’11, for Brian Allen, Scotland

a Celtic Rock son, prizewinner at many Summer shows for the Nelson Family, N. Ireland

Rathlee Andrea

by Curaheen Tyson, National Senior Champion Heifer 2011, for Gerry Lenehan

Celtic Benny

by Glebefarm Tyson sold to Corrib and later to Towerhill / RuybJen Herds

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Year Book 2012 South Western Club Report Roscommon Spring Sale Denis O’Halloran got the year off to a good start for the club with his Kilbride Farm Newry heifer Tulla Beauty winning Champion Yearling Heifer and exported to England to join Ian & Julie Turvey’s Shannock Herd. Beauty went on to be shown successfully this past summer in the UK. Honors on the day also went to John & Ronan Touhy with their first prize winning incalf heifer Coose Amy sired by stock bull Raceview Samson. Summer Shows First Show of the Summer was the Kingdom County Fair in Tralee,with Veteran breeder John Kenny as Judge. Fearna Aspen was tapped forward for the overall Champion Simmental for the Touhy’s. Then on to Newcastle West Show on a rather rainy day, again Fearna Aspen was champion and Towerhill Bella-Trixie was placed in reserve. Clare County Show in Ennis was our Third show, champion here was Coose Amy, with Martin Doohans Highstreet Crunchie taking the male championship. National Show Tullamore Show the highlight of the showing calendar, for the National Simmental Show. Here the Touhy Family did the club proud, when Fearna Aspen was placed Reserve National Senior Heifer Champion in one of the most anticipated heifer classes of the day. There was an excellent display of top quality Simmental cattle at Tullamore show and it was a credit to all involved. Club Finals Cappamore Show the home of our club finals and with the change of showday from a Wednesday to a Saturday, our entries suffered slightly. None the less the club was out in force to put on a top display of Simmentals for Judge Seanie McGarry. This was the first show outing for new breeders Joe & James Kelly of the Mount Herd in Co Clare, after purchasing “Luddenmore Willow”, the champion incalf heifer at the autumn Roscommon sale, showing her Samark Superman sired calf Mount Carlos. Over-all Champion went to Fearna Aspen and the reserve was Luddenmore Candy Rosebud for Dr. Michael Sheahan. This year we introduced a club young stock person class, first place went to Ronan Touhy, second and third went to Christopher and James Waller, James Kelly in fourth and Rory Cunningham in fifth, well done to all who took part and hope to see you all out showing again this summer ! 116

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Finals winners were John O ‘Connell Mills, Crecora Champion Weanling 2011 Bull - Highstreet Crunchie Mr Binman Champion Weanling 2011 Heifer Luddenmore Candy Rosebud North Munster Cattle Breeders Society Champion Yearling Heifer - Towerhill Brown Eyed Girl SWSC Champion Senior Heifer - Fearna Aspen I would like to wholeheartedly thank our sponsors, without whom there would be no shows. We are fortunate to have the continued support from some of our sponsors over the last twenty Commercial Breeding Heifer Sale With entries hard got for other sales, we were delighted to achieve an over-all entry of around one hundred heifers for our 11th annual sale in Gort Mart. As always, it took place on the first Thursday evening in November. Our judge on the night was Declan Donnelly, who had the task of choosing a Champion incalf, Maiden and weanling heifer.

Fearna Aspen Champion at Tralee show with Ronan Tuohy and John Kenny Judge

Champion incalf heifer, due in mid march, was owned by Pattie Burke. She weighed 615kgs and sold for €1,700. The two top priced incalf heifer were owned by Paddy Murphy, all due to calf in early December by a home bred stock bull,785kgs-€2,050 & 725kgs-€2,000. Cyril keane had the third highest, due late November to Moness Roscoe, 730kgs - €1950. The champion maiden heifer was owned by Seamus Aherne, this stock bull sired heifer at 490kgs was the third highest priced maiden heifer at €1,420. Seamus Actons maiden heifer by a home bred sire, achieved the highest price in this


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Year Book 2012 section, she weighted 470kgs - €1,560. Next highest was John Joe Shiels’ maiden heifer, 555kgs - €1,450. Finally our biggest and probably the best quality section was from the weanling heifers.Here champion and highest price went to a Feb ‘11 Raceview Van Helen sired heifer out of a Derrough Samual sired dam owned by Thomas Cormician. This heifer carried an ICBF ear tag, deeming her a five star breeding heifer, 425kgs - €1,390. weanling heifers sold from €400 up to €1,000 along with their weight. Special mention must be giving to our club secretary and council representative Martin Doohan. Year after year Martin is responsible for the organising and smooth running of out Gort sale. We thank Martin for his work and credit to him on a sale that is going from strength to strength. Our 2012 sale date has been set for two weeks earlier on the 18th of October, we have also made it a condition of entry that all heifers be tested BVD negative. Roscommon Premier Sale November Another good sale for the club. Seamus Aherne’s 10mth old bull Towerhill Christy, out of the home bred dam Melissa, was placed first in his class and later went on to sell for €5,100 to Gerald and Morag Smith of the well know Drumsleed Herd in Scotland. Denis O’Halloran had another great sale with his Jan ‘11 bull Tulla Cathal taking second prize in his class and his three Yearling Heifers Tulla Barbie, Tulla Barbara and Yearling Heifer Champion Tulla Blossom selling for €2,350, €2,700 & €4,900 respectively. Our year drew to a close with Helen Davis retiring from council. We thank Helen for her time given and for representing the club over the last six years. She was replaced on council by Jennie Aherne and we wish her well in her time on council.

Mr. Binman Jan '11 Heifer Champion at Cappamore ShowLuddenmore Candy Rosebud shown by Brano Kollat for Dr Michael Sheahan

I would like to thank all club members old and new for their support and contributions in 2011 and the very best of luck for 2012 !

John O'Connell Mills Champion Jan '11 Bull Calf at Cappamore Show- Highstreet Crunchie with Martin & Jane Doohan

Choose Amy Overall Champion at Ennis Show with John & Ronan Tuohy and Michael O`Connor

NMCBS Club Yearling Heifer Champion at Cappamore Towerhill Brown Eyed Girl

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